Hague team win Dutch Homeless Cup

31st July 2010, Comments 0 comments


A team from The Hague has won this year’s Dutch Homeless Cup. It beat the team from Amsterdam Centre 9-8 in an exciting final played on Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Saturday. The winners of last year’ competition, Rotterdam, were eliminated in the semi-final.

The mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, presented the winners with the competition cup. They will now take part in the World Cup, to be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, in the second half of September.

The Dutch Homeless Cup is intended as a means of social re-integration and a way to help bring structure and regularity into the lives of the homeless. It is an initiative of the More than Football organisation, the Royal Netherlands Football Association KNVB and the Salvation Army.

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