The Oltalom Sports Association was founded in 2005 by the employees and veteran sportsmen of Oltalom Charity Society and John Wesley Theological College. Their goal was to provide the opportunity to do sports to the socially disadvantaged and homeless people.

The Hungarian Homeless Soccer Team, the soccer team of the Sports Association, is the only national team selected to appear at the world championship. 2007 was the second time for them to take part in the yearly organized Homeless World Cup. In 2006, they succesfully competed at the Homeless World Cup in Cape Town, South-Africa, and this year in Copenhagen, Denmark. This significantly enhanced the reputation of the team. Now, it has more than fifty persistent and talented players. They take part in every practice and match. The Homeless World Cup Foundation keeps careful track of outcomes, and 94% of participants say that the Homeless World Cup has positively impacted their lives; 83% of participants say that it has improved social relations with family and friends; and over 70% continue to play the sport.

Short movie about the Team’s participation in Copenhagen:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CY92rXJnELc

The founding Oltalom Charity Society and the Oltalom Sports Association is still seeking supporters and donors who wish to contribute to the soccer team’s succesful performance at the next year’s Homeless World Cup.

In case you decide to support the Hungarian Homeless Soccer Team through the Oltalom Charity Society – which is a priority public benefit organisation, you will be able to write of 150% of your tax base.

Contact:
Oltalom Sports Association
Address: 1086 Budapest, Dankó u. 15.
Mailing address: 1410 Budapest, Pf. 200.
President: András Rákos (tel.: 0036/ 70-379-2504, E-mail: [email protected][email protected])

Further information: www.hajlektalanfoci.hu