International football fever sweeps through North Ayrshire

As the 2023 Street Soccer Nations Cup comes to a close, a whole new chapter starts for over 70 female players from across Europe. Players, staff and volunteers spoke of the powerful community that backed one another at every opportunity this past weekend. All eight teams played with immense spirit and portrayed the beautiful game […]

Street Soccer Nations Cup returns in August

Street Soccer Scotland will be hosting an international women’s football tournament, this August, in Largs. The Street Soccer Nations Cup will return for its second year, taking place at Barrfields Park, home of Largs Thistle Football Club. Teams will compete in a Homeless World Cup format with eight different nations expected to arrive in Largs […]

Team Scotland complete Homeless World Cup experience

An incredible and life-changing week for Team Scotland its players. The 2023 Homeless World Cup has now come to an end and our lads have done us extremely proud. Travelling to California, our group arrived with hope, ambition and honour. They now depart with multiple new friendships, self-belief and memories to last a lifetime. The […]

Team Scotland progress in Sacramento

We’re just past the half way point of Team Scotland’s Homeless World Cup experience in Sacramento, with the squad progressing to the next round of the tournament. After the first six games, Scotland will now move in to a group with Denmark and Pakistan to determine which of two trophies they’ll compete for in the […]

Meet the team | Callum’s story

Team Scotland player Callum has only been a Street Soccer player since the turn of the year, but credits weekly sessions in Stenhousemuir as a large part of his own mental health journey. Street Soccer’s newest session at Ochilview Stadium started in March with participants working towards an SCQF in ‘Delivering an event’. The course […]

Meet the team | Paddy’s story

Despite sporting a thick Dublin accent, Street Soccer player Paddy is looking forward to representing Team Scotland with pride at the Homeless World Cup in Sacramento. Since joining sessions in Edinburgh in 2019, Paddy has been a key volunteer for the team and has done a fantastic job in supporting young players and adults through […]

Meet the team | Stephen’s story

Joining as a Street Soccer player in 2021, Team Scotland player Stephen can hardly believe he’ll be travelling to America to play for his country in July. Stephen will be one of seven players that will be representing Team Scotland in the Homeless World Cup in Sacramento. He believes his own personal journey has came […]

Meet the team | Dean’s story

Fresh from meeting one of his heroes, Team Scotland player Dean Lawrie is looking ahead to his second trip to California in eight years. Dean has been a Street Soccer player in Edinburgh for a number of years and was seen as a fantastic candidate to be part of the Team Scotland squad travelling to […]

Meet the team | Kian’s story

Kian is a Street Soccer player in Glasgow and has been since the age of 18. He now has the chance to represent his country during the Homeless World Cup in Sacramento and believes the level of support from his coaches and fellow players has allowed him to have a transformative few years. About to […]

Team Scotland squad announced for Homeless World Cup in Sacramento

A squad of players from Street Soccer Scotland’s free football programmes will be travelling to Sacramento, California to represent Scotland at the Homeless World Cup 2023. The tournament, which is back for the first time since 2019, is a global event that provides an opportunity for players experiencing homelessness to represent their country and raise […]

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