Our football programmes are in place to help socially excluded men and women across Scotland feel better about themselves and their future. We believe that football is a great tool for connecting with one another, breaking down barriers and making positive changes.
People’s circumstances are often complex, but helping them is not. We know being part of a team can give players a sense of belonging, build confidence, encourage friendships and improve wellbeing. And we believe these are the best goals you can ever have in life.
Our programmes offer our players purpose, relationships and a connection to other support services and opportunities.
And the more people who turn up to play, the more people we can help.
With free football sessions on every week of the year, new players are welcome at all times. There are a range of programmes which aim to support players regardless of their personal circumstances. With newly developed women’s only programmes as well as a unique delivery within prisons, Street Soccer wants to make football accessible to everyone.
With sessions across the central belt as well as established homes in Dundee and Aberdeen, our programmes are expanding across Scotland. Start your Street Soccer journey today.
However, we reserve the right to refuse access to our sessions to anyone who poses a concern or threat to the safety or wellbeing of themselves or others in the group.
These sessions are often the first step players take into the safe, welcoming and positive environment of a friendly football game.
Our free weekly matches give them a chance to meet new people, get fit and feel good about themselves. They don’t need any experience or kit to join in, they can just turn up and play.
Many of our staff can give first-hand advice on housing, mental health support and employment options.
Our Street 45 programme is structured to appeal to women using ‘football themed’ exercise and aerobic sessions.
Sessions are broken down into two halves – 45 minutes of fitness, followed by 45 minutes of personal development.
Our staff offer peer support and mentoring, and we also offer players the opportunity to take part in first aid, sports coaching and CV workshops.
A focus on football and an individual personal development programme help players build trust, make friends, develop self-awareness and gain self-confidence.
We encourage them to stay in touch on release, continue to play and make use of our partner services.
Our goal is to help players settle back into society again – reducing the chances of re-offending and improving their chances in life.
We’re proud to select, coach and mentor the Men’s and Women’s Homeless World Cup teams who represent Scotland at the Annual Homeless World Cup.
This global event raises awareness of homelessness while creating life changing experiences for the players. Scotland were part of the 2023 tournament in Sacramento, California, which for many was a life-changing experience.