Tottenham Hotspur is delighted to announce a renewed sponsorship agreement with Team India at the 8th Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup.
Team India is organized by Krida Vikas Sanstha (KVSN) working with over 10,000 people through their slum soccer programme. The partnership with them will see us fund the Indian team during the forthcoming competition in Rio, Brazil, taking place from 19-26 September 2010.
Chairman Daniel Levy said, "Our involvement in last year's Homeless World Cup was extremely successful and we are delighted to be involved again this year.
"The Premier League is vastly growing in popularity in India, as is the support for Spurs, and so it's very satisfying that through football we can help make a positive impact as part of our global community strategy.
"Our involvement with the Homeless World Cup is one aspect of what we hope will be a bigger role for Tottenham Hotspur in our long-term support of football development in India."
Vijay Barse, Founder of KVSN and Manager of Team India at the Homeless World Cup is delighted by the news, saying: "KVSN organises the development of grass roots football in India and it is very important to our success that our participants get a chance to participate at the Homeless World Cup, this opportunity has been realized by the timely support of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Players from slums of Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai are representing India this year and they are delighted to be participating with the support of a professional English Premier League Team."
Mel Young, founder and president of the Homeless World Cup, said: "Homelessness is a global issue and creative partnerships are needed to address it. Spurs is a fantastic example of what a premier football brand can do to make a difference and we applaud them for it."
In addition to providing financial support to Team India, Tottenham Hotspur will also provide kit, coaching advice and signed memorabilia for auction. The Club will also seek to engage further with KVSN through their own partnerships.