The 3-day tournament at Slum Soccer’s center in Nagpur saw some amazing games and committed action which saw the two best teams in the tournament; the home side and the team representing the state of Tamil Nadu go head to head in the final. Nagpur which had earlier defeated Tamil Nadu in the group stages handing them their only defeat, also beat them in a breathtaking final which saw the home side finish the tournament unbeaten.
The amazing standard of football on show is a testament to the work Slum Soccer and its affiliate partner organizations are doing in the country to deal with women's football and empowerment.
Slum Soccer has actively been looking to develop partnerships with a number of other organizations that are also working with the cause of Development through Sport and this tournament provided the perfect opportunity to meet with them again and renew interactions that started all the way back in February with the Homeless World Cup facilitated Coach Educator Programs in Nagpur and Chennai. The increased standard in the participant's game can no doubt be attributed in no small part to the fantastic training provided by the Homeless World Cup.
This tournament also provided Slum Soccer a wonderful opportunity to come up with an initial shortlist for the Women's team that will represent the country at Mexico'12.