May 23rd 2009
Lanarkshire businesses pledged ¬¨¬£10,000 to ensure Scotland‚Äö?Ñ?¥s homeless football team could travel to the World Cup in Australia. The Scottish team, who won the tournament last year, feared they might not make there it this time after a sponsorship deal fell through. But online channel, Moviecom.tv, and office supply company Xltec, stepped up to offer financial support, and the team will fly out in time for kick-off on 1st December.
The Homeless World Cup is an annual international football tournament which unites 48 teams of people from around the globe who are homeless or excluded from society. Celtic and Rangers pledged their support for the homeless team by allowing them to use their state-of-the-art training facilities for coaching sessions. Moviecom.tv, who are based in Cumbernauld, have produced an online TV channel for the tournament and will be broadcasting daily updates from Melbourne.