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Homeless World Cup in Poland


Chetan Chauhan has been given the honour of being chosen as the captain for the England Homeless FA team currently competing in the Homeless World Cup in Poznan, Poland.  Chetan took part in the Homeless FA Training Centre delivered by Derby County Community trust during April and May 2013.  The training centre programme included a matchday experience at the Rams v Ipswich game, a Sports Leaders qualification delivered by Derby County Community Staff Richard Astle and Luke Wilkinson, plus a play on the pitch match at Pride Park Stadium.  Over twenty people who have recently experienced homelessness took part in the programme and three participants were nominated to be put forward for Team England based on their attitude, willingness to work in a team and attendance.  Chetan was one of those put forward to a Team England day at St George’s Park where he was informed that he would be representing England at the World Cup.  Chetan then had the honour of parading the flag around the stadium in Poznan during the opening ceremony.


Here is Chetan’s summary of the opening event.


I was so overwhelmed to be chosen as England captain for the opening ceremony and first game, what an achievement, I felt like crying with joy


From the start of the first day I had to think like a captain as me and Lisa went to the Lech Poznań stadium to practice carrying flags for the big opening ceremony the next day. Wow, what a place! We had to be up really early for this, so as we stood on the bus to the stadium we kept on nodding off and bumping into each other, it must have looked so funny to all the other national captains!


When we got back to the team they were buzzing wanting to know about where we had been and what was happening the next day, but before I could chat to the guys about it we were off to the opening parade. I proudly carried the English flag through the town of Poznań all the way to where the pitches that we will be playing the Homeless World Cup are.



Final Day of Homeless FA Training at Pride Park 

Tuesday 4th June saw Derby County Community Trust host the final day of the Homeless FA Training Centre at Pride Park Stadium.

Read more: Final Day of Homeless FA Training at Pride Park


Inclusion Tournament at Pride Park Stadium


On Monday the 20th May Derby County Community Trust held their annual inclusion tournament on the pitch at Pride Park Stadium.


Read more: Pride Park Inclusion Tournament


Derby County Kickz Cup 2013

On Saturday 4th May Derby County Kickz project took 3 teams up to Doncaster to represent Derby County at the annual Kickz Cup.

Read more: Kickz Cup 2013


Kickz Awards 2013

On Tuesday 2nd April staff and participants from the DCFC Kickz Project attended the national Kickz awards at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC.

Read more: Kickz awards 2013


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