Homeless World Cup in Cardiff: ‘Football changed my life’

“I couldn’t be representing my country and not turning my life around at the same time,” said former heroin addict Dee Sansome.

The 38-year-old, who has been in prison and ended up on the streets for four years, reckons being picked to play for Wales in the Homeless World Cup in 2017 transformed her life forever.

“It helped me start achieving and believing in myself,” she said.

Cardiff hosts the competition in July with 500 players from 50 countries.

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