While France have attended the Homeless World Cup since 2004, this was only the second year the European nation sent a women’s squad. They entered the tournament ranked 13th – and finished in the same position.
“I think it’s the best thing and that it’s important for countries to meet,” said player Marion Petit. “It’s great, really great for people who come from the same backgrounds to meet like this, especially people who don’t get the chance to play often and who don’t have a tournament to participate in, to have been able to meet people from all over the world.
“This has been an amazing experience,”
Team France 2016 (Women’s)
|Eleonore Bouticourt Wife Angles||Manager|
|Victoria Castro Barrera||Manager|
Collectif EN JEU is the Homeless World Cup Partner in France. As a collective of a number of associations and other organisations, they organise sports events as well as cultural programmes for disadvantaged people.
Originally organised by the Parisian collective “Remise en jeu,” Team France have been participating in the Homeless World Cup since 2004. Since 2011, Collectif EN JEU, based in and around Montpellier, have taken on the organisation of the annual national tournament “Tournoi national de la solidarité” (National Solidarity Tournament).