Global Hope World CupTuesday 15 December 2015
Everton legend Ian Snoddin visited Liverpool Hope to present the trophy to the winners of the first Global Hope World Cup.
Everton in the Community also came along to help run the student and staff football tournament which raised funds for Global Hope, Liverpool Hope University’s international education charity. The event raised £600.
Each year, staff and students spend up to three weeks in countries such as Malawi, India, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil, where they help with community projects and work in schools.
The tournament saw teams made up from university staff, students and members of the public, each of which represented a Global Hope country. It was organised by Dr Bryce Evans (Senior Lecturer in History) and Michael McGlynn (Assistant Chaplain and Student Events Coordinator).
The tournament was won by the team representing India, and led by David Phillips from the Varsity Store.
Everton in the Community, Everton's official charity, provided volunteers to referee some of the matches.
Bryce Evans said: "I had the idea that a Global Hope World Cup would bring people together in the right spirit: competitive, but with the aim of raising money and awareness about the university's overseas projects; I'm so pleased that this was the case. One hundred people took part and Everton FC provided a brilliant team of referees and club ambassador Ian Snodin, who presented the cup to the victorious India team. I'm now hoping that the Global Hope World Cup will become an annual fundraiser."