Changing perspectives | Paddy’s story

Paddy Maloney started playing with Street Soccer in 2020 after hearing about sessions from programme manager in Edinburgh, Robbie Wood, and despite being part of football sessions almost every week, he never imagined he’d be pulling on a Team Scotland shirt at a World Cup – especially as an Irishman. He reflects on what he […]

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 […]

Former captain urging on Team Scotland after positive change journey

Former Team Scotland captain, Andy Fyffe, is going from strength to strength as part of programmes at Change Centre Dundee and is keeping a keen eye on all the action in Sacramento. Andy led the men’s team at the Street Soccer Nations Cup, which was held in Dundee last September. After a turbulent time during […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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