Volunteers Week 2023

This week, June 1st to June 7th, is Volunteers Week. Street Soccer Scotland was built on the foundations of volunteer work and the fantastic value they bring to communities across the country. We spoke to a current volunteer in our Edinburgh programmes, who is looking to bring positive change through the vehicle of Muay Thai […]

Street Soccer announced as official charity partner for Scottish Football Association

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 […]

Former World Cup winner reflects on Street Soccer journey | James’ Story

It’s been twelve years since that day in Paris and for former Team Scotland player James Horsburgh, the feeling of immense pride has never changed. Scotland were World Champions in the summer of 2011 as the Homeless World Cup was played out in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. James was goalkeeper that […]

Job Vacancies | Network Programme

Street Soccer Scotland are pleased to announce three new exciting opportunities which will help the growth of our network programme. The network programme was created to bring greater access to our services around the country. Historically, Street Soccer has worked predominantly out of Scotland’s four largest cities and in 2020 we started the development of […]

Street Soccer session to stay in Stenhousemuir

In partnership with Stenhousemuir Football Club’s Warriors in the Community, Street Soccer will add its session at Ochilview Stadium to its growing list of permanent sessions as part of its network programme. The new session in the Forth Valley area will take place every week on Friday’s between 11:30 and 1pm. The network programme is […]

Team Scotland coaching staff announced for Sacramento

Street Soccer Scotland have an announced an experienced coaching support team to lead Team Scotland in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Sacramento, California. Team Scotland manager for the Homeless World Cup 2023 will be Robbie Wood, who is manager of Street Soccer programmes in Edinburgh. Robbie has been with Street Soccer for over a […]

“The greatest honour” | Gary’s story

Gary found a safe space at Street Soccer sessions during a turbulent time of his life and was later given the chance to captain Team Scotland at a Homeless World Cup. He’s now keen to support the squad travelling to Sacramento by reflecting on his own experience. Selected to represent the national team at the […]

Team Scotland heading to the States for Homeless World Cup 2023

Street Soccer Scotland players will be heading to the United States of America, with Team Scotland now officially part of the Homeless World Cup in Sacramento in July 2023. The Homeless World Cup is an annual international football tournament that aims to end homelessness by inspiring people who are experiencing it to change their lives […]

Street Soccer players complete SCQF at Stenhousemuir

Street Soccer Scotland players in the Network Programme’s newest location were delighted to complete their SCQF qualification this past week for ‘Delivering an event as a team.’ Twelve candidates underwent 40 hours of training, shadowing and then delivering training drills over the course of six weeks, in partnership with Stenhousemuir FC and Warriors in the […]

“I want to find ways to help others.” | Alan’s story

By becoming the youngest member of staff at the Change Centre in Dundee, Alan Gilmartin believes the experiences he has had since then has allowed him to become a more confident and stronger person. Alan joined the team in Dundee late in 2022 as an operational support assistant and feels his progression has been massive. […]