The Oxfordshire Social Inclusion Cup 2012 kicks off in October to raise awareness of people suffering mental distress and people experiencing homelessness.

Streets Revolution CIC, in partnership with Oxfordshire FA and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, is hosting a 6-a-side football tournament on Wednesday 10th October at The Warneford Hospital Grounds, 10am-5pm.

Teams from organisations working with people who are marginalised adults, alongside those from all parts of the community. Teams must be 6-a-side and players must be over 16. By entering a team, organisations can promote the work they do as well as make the event a positive experience for participants.

The competition’s message is ‘More than Words’, as Jon Regler, Chairman of Streets Revolution, explains: “The purpose of Streets Revolution is to give people something to associate themselves with, something to label them selves with that isn’t homelessness or mental health or any of the other negatives in their lives. Everyone who comes along has been harmed or marginalised by words in some way – whether through labels that society has decided to put on them or simply because of a lack positive, affirmative words in their lives.”

The tournament has been hosted previously in Oxfordshire with great success and wants you and your organisation to be part of the experience.

We will be hosting an OPEN meeting to present and discuss plans for this year in Oxfordshire, Oxford City , The Community Arena,  Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ and invite you to attend on the 14th August 10am-12pm.

We will be looking for all sorts of partners as we hope to have stalls and information points on the day to provide much needed support and awareness of wants happening locally and nationally.

To help the day go off with a bang, the organisers are looking for financial assistance and in kind donations for goodie bags for the participants, for example shower gel, sports socks, key rings or pens. They also need donations of refreshments to serve throughout the event.

To enter a team or to become a partner please contact Jon Regler on by email or telephone 07713 333 359.