Ryan’s positive journey lighting up Dundee

When Ryan Hopkins first heard about Street Soccer programmes at the Change Centre, he believed that giving football another crack would help keep him busy and ease his anxiety. Fast forward 18 months and he is now a beacon of positivity within ‘Dundee’s biggest living-room.’ “I first heard about Street Soccer through a family friend […]

Christmas cheer arrives across Street Soccer programmes

The Christmas spirit was clear to see in Dundee as Change Centre staff, players and volunteers engaged in a number of different festive activities for yesterday’s Santa Grotto with Barnardo’s Dundee. Barnardo’s, who are a key partner as part of our youth programmes, managed to secure the services of Father Christmas to deliver some cheer […]

Afghanistan community finding positivity through football in Edinburgh

At the beginning of 2022, Edinburgh programme manager Robbie Wood was made aware of a community of Afghanistan refugees living in the city with little respite. Fast forward to the end of the year and the group have found an affinity with Street Soccer, with weekly targeted sessions and extra-curricular activities to support their integration […]

Jordan’s Journey

Jordan has been a player with Street Soccer since the age of 14 and is now leading sessions in Edinburgh. His path from youth player to adult coach is inspirational for many players in the capital city and he believes that his route through Street Soccer programmes has shaped him as a person. “When I […]

Inna’s Journey

Inna travelled to Scotland with her son earlier this year, following the invasion of her native Ukraine by Russian forces. Despite never being involved in football prior to moving to Scotland, she’s found hope through being part of a “family-like” community at sessions in Glasgow. “I’ve been in Scotland for four months. It was firstly […]

Growth across Scotland excites Stuart

2022 was the first full calendar year of Street Soccer’s Network programme in function and and Network Manager, Stuart Lovell, is buoyant about its continued growth. The year started with a brand new session in Motherwell, the first of two now in Lanarkshire, and Stuart was keen to praise the work of partners in Street […]

Tackling mental health in Edinburgh

A group of Edinburgh Street Soccer players are tackling the stigma of mental health by competing in a competitive seven-a-side league across Scotland that aims to improve services and support. The Scottish Mental Health and Wellbeing League has been running since 2014, with the support of the Scottish FA. Their vision is to support individuals […]

Graeme Souness joins Street Soccer for 2022 Gala Dinner

Street Soccer Scotland will welcome Scottish football legend, Graeme Souness, as their guest speaker for their 2022 Annual Gala Dinner. The Street Soccer Scotland Gala Dinner raises vital funds to support the charity’s programmes across Scotland, which feature free football sessions and personal development opportunities. The work of Street Soccer Scotland uses the power of […]

Street Soccer arrives in South Lanarkshire

Eighteen months in to launching our network programme, Street Soccer have added it’s latest permanent session in South Lanarkshire as free weekly drop-ins begin at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground. In partnership with The Beacons, Network programme manager Stuart Lovell and his team will be delivering free football sessions every single Wednesday from 1-2:30pm. The Beacons […]