Christmas sessions across Scotland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Christmas now fast approaching, Street Soccer sessions continue to produce magic moments and special memories. Whilst we do our best to keep everyone active over the festive period, there will be small changes to our regular timetable. You can find out what’s going on in your […]

“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 […]

Street Soccer sides compete in first Mental Health matchday of 2023

Street Soccer teams from Edinburgh and Glasgow arrived at Little Kerse sports complex in Grangemouth on a dreary afternoon for the first match day of the Scottish Mental Health and Wellbeing league of the 2023 season. Players selected from Street Soccer’s mental health and wellbeing sessions formed representative sides who will compete against twelve other […]

Using football for change | Colleen’s story

Colleen first visited a Street Soccer session five years ago. After experiencing a turbulent lifestyle during her school years, she has turned her life around using football as the foundation for change. “A circle addiction. That’s the best way I can describe it. Everyone l knew was either an addict or a child of one. […]

Lennon’s story

“I actually thought it was only a summer-camp type thing, so when I stopped coming after summer, my friends were questioning me, so I got back at my earlier convenience and haven’t looked back since.” Lennon is a player in Glasgow with Street Soccer, first engaging in 2021 after lockdown restrictions were initially lifted. Having […]

Time To Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is today, Thursday 2 February 2023, and offers a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Street Soccer Scotland remain committed to supporting the mental health of all of our players, staff, volunteers and partners. Through various programmes […]

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 […]

“I want to help more people through my own experience” | Graham’s story

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 […]

Power of Partnerships: Eva Burrows x Salvation Army

Community partners have been significant to the growth of Street Soccer sessions in Glasgow, which has allowed players to engage in open drop-in session from Monday through to Friday. One of those partners has been the Salvation Army and we spoke to service manager of Eva Burrows 1st Stop Project, David Deans, at the recent […]

Power of Partnerships: New Rhythms For Glasgow

Street Soccer’s Street45 programme has been engaging women across Scotland in a number of different ways, we spoke to Kirsteen Marshall of New Rhythms for Glasgow, who has been working in partnership with the programme for the past two years. Kirsteen was first introduced to Sarah through networking at a local recovery community group and […]

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