Street Soccer Scotland has today been announced as the official charity partner for the Scottish Football Association.
Using the power of football, both organisations are committed to changing lives throughout Scotland through the beautiful game.
Street Soccer Scotland’s founder and CEO, David Duke, spoke at Hampden Park to officially unveil the exciting new partnership.
“We are delighted to be named as an official charity partner for the Scottish Football Association. Since 2009, we have harnessed the Power of Football to create positive change in the lives of adults and young people across Scotland.
“The Scottish FA have a commitment to make Football everyone’s game and we are proud to be a part of it. This new partnership will allow us to reach new audiences, showcase our mission and projects, and create new opportunities and experiences for our players.”
Chief Executive of the Scottish Football Association, Ian Maxwell, highlighted why the partnership with Street Soccer made sense for both parties.
Scottish FA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell said: “We speak regularly about the everyday Power of Football and the impact the game makes in communities across Scotland.
“No-one better exemplifies that than David Duke and the dedicated team behind Street Soccer Scotland.
“David might never have kicked a ball professionally, but there’s no doubt he’s a Scottish football success story that we should all be proud of.
“We are honoured that he has agreed to speak at our reception in the Scottish Parliament tonight about the Power of Football, and this agreement has been another highlight in our inaugural Week of Football as part of the association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
“Street Soccer Scotland has clearly helped improve the lives of thousands in Scotland. It’s been heartening and humbling to learn more about their work, and we look forward to providing them with additional support in a number of areas through this partnership.”
Street Soccer believe that everyone is Scotland has the right to access a support network, regardless of their personal circumstances. Football is one of Scotland’s biggest passions and Street Soccer value the power that sport plays in breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for all players.
To find out more about the work of Street Soccer Scotland and how to get involved, click here.