Homeless Man Awarded MBE

Sunday 31 December, 2017 Written by 
Homeless Man Awarded MBE

David Duke was living rough in Glasgow after the death of his father and problems with alcohol when he saw an advert for the 2003 Homeless World Cup in Sweden. He started training and was picked for the Scotland team, which finished fourth in the competition, before leading the Scotland team to win the contest four years later.

This former homeless man who dedicated his life to helping others out of hardship is among dozens of ordinary people who have been honoured by the Queen after he received an MBE.

He later founded Street Soccer Scotland to help others experience the transforming power of sport. It provides free drop-in football sessions across the country. I’m happy to accept it but I’m just the frontman, it’s on behalf of everybody I work with and who helped me. David Duke, MBE Mr Duke, 37, said he was taken by surprise by the award for services to football and socially disadvantaged people and said it is recognition for all the staff and volunteers at Street Soccer Scotland. “I’m happy to accept it but I’m just the frontman, it’s on behalf of everybody I work with and who helped me,”

Street Soccer Scotland

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  • Comment Link Simon Collyer Sunday 31 December, 2017 posted by Simon Collyer

    Huge difference between this homeless man. David Duke being awarded an MBE and those at the DWP, given a New Year’s Honour for doing their job.


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