Having been a Street Soccer player for 18 months, Glasgow regular Graham is keen to use his experience to help others. Graham was introduced to Street Soccer sessions through Phoenix Futures, whilst in recovery, and has highlighted that setting goals for himself has helped his positive change journey so far. “Football is my life and […]
Ashleigh joined Street Soccer sessions in Motherwell earlier this year and believes that the structure that weekly football sessions have provided, has made a significant impact on her life. “I’m feeling a lot better since starting, I’m out the house and I’m not isolated.” Having played football in her younger years, Ashleigh was referred to […]
Street Soccer’s session in Motherwell has been up and running since January with new members of the team arriving every other week. Most of the players have only known one another for the best part of four months, however you would not think that after watching their weekly session at Fir Park. One of the […]
“It was hard at first but I kept going to make sure I was improving.” Despite being a novice to football prior to joining Street Soccer in 2015, Reece is now thriving as a volunteer in Aberdeen. Having struggled with confidence, Reece highlights that the tight-knit group in the north east have helped support him […]
As Steven winds down from another pulsating session in the shadow of Livingston FC’s Tony Macaroni Arena, he explains that the endorphins running through his body are making all the difference to life as a Street Soccer player. “I wish I knew about Street Soccer ten years ago, it could have changed me as a […]
Tasha has been playing with Street Soccer as part of our Street45 programme for five years and says it is the best thing she’s ever done. After being released from prison in 2017, Tasha went to a service called Link Up and started to attend drop-in sessions with both males and females, who were also […]
Beaming from ear to ear, Jodie reflects on a whirlwind eight months as a Street Soccer player which has involved making new friendships, an increase in confidence as well as captaining her country in September. Jodie was selected as captain for Team Scotland for the Homeless World Cup Foundation’s Four Nations CUP event in Edinburgh […]
Street Soccer’s player pathway is in motion in Aberdeen, with newly appointed sessional worker Raymond Sharp reflecting on his progress from player to staff member. Raymond, who has been with Street Soccer since 2019, has recently secured a role as a sessional worker at our sessions in the north east after showing leadership qualities in […]
“We leave everything on the pitch” | Aberdeen player Scott benefitting from Street Soccer experience
Scott is a Street Soccer player in Aberdeen and believes the transferrable skills have been crucial for positive change.
Team Scotland return to the pitch next month, after almost two years of no action. Former players John and Billy describe the impact playing for Team Scotland had on their life.