THE HOMELESS GAMES 2019
The two days were bathed in sunshine, and 620 people registered for the event over the two days.from Liverpool to Scotland, from Vetrans, Homeless, recovery services, LGBT agencies , refugee
agencies and mental health agencies.
As you are aware the Homeless Games was open to people from across the country and is not just for Homeless People, it is open up to anyone m, who may be classed as socially excluded or was receiving support from any agency.
This year we were happy to have two important messages, due to the rise in Knife Crime, we were proud to partner up with Anfield Boxing Club, and The Real Men Don’t Carry Knives Campaign to get the message across.
Due to Brexit from an early start in the proceedings, we wanted a statement that would let people know, That we welcome everyone, so we came up with the statement, “THE HOMELESS GAMES, THE CITY WERE EVERYONE BELONGS”
As well as the participants taking part there were over 30 support agencies, offering support and advice, while at The Homeless Games we pride ourselves on saying the sport was the carrot. We were pleased to hear that 5 members who attended spoke to talk Liverpool the counselling agency and they were getting referred to counselling.
For two days members competed in various sports which led to an amazing finale which led to Hulley the hound getting chased for his Olympic torch by the bad wolf. But the real stars were the competitors and we were pleased to have presenting medals The Smith Brothers Boxing. Robbie Davies Jnr European boxing Champion. X factor star Anthony Worrall Cllr Anne O Byrne.
Big thanks to all partners, sponsors and support agencies and to all the staff who worked hard getting the members to and from the venue, But a big thanks to all the competitors, without you it doesn’t happen.
See you all 2020!
THG IN THE PRESS
MEET THE TWO EX-HOMELESS BEST FRIENDS WHO HAVE STARTED ‘THE HOMELESS GAMES
By Independent Liverpool