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 […]

“I couldn’t asked for a better experience.” | Izzy’s story

“I’m a lot older than most here but I love being the mum figure” Visitors to Street Soccer’s Change Centre in Dundee will have came across Izzy at some point on their travels. Described by staff as a ‘diamond’, the volunteer has certainly experienced some rough times. “It’s just fantastic that I’m here. One year […]

Hanlon Stevenson to sponsor Team Afghanistan

Street Soccer Scotland are pleased to be entering an Afghanistan select team into their Street Soccer Nations Cup which takes place this coming weekend in Dundee. The Edinburgh-based Afghanistan select team will take place in the weekend-long competition alongside seven other nations and will be proudly sponsored by the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation. The players have […]

Join our biggest team ever | Kiltwalk

It’s time to get those walking boots on. Street Soccer will once again be part of Kiltwalk events this summer. The Edinburgh Kiltwalk will be taking place on Sunday 18th September and we are on the lookout to add walkers to our growing team. You can support Street Soccer by signing up and selecting us […]

“It’s great being part of a team.” | Reece’s story, Aberdeen

“It was hard at first but I kept going to make sure I was improving.” Despite being a novice to football prior to joining Street Soccer in 2015, Reece is now thriving as a volunteer in Aberdeen. Having struggled with confidence, Reece highlights that the tight-knit group in the north east have helped support him […]

Power of Partnerships | Lodging House Mission

Street Soccer Scotland have recently started a promising new partnership with Lodging House Mission in the East End of Glasgow, to support more players who may be experiencing homelessness or social exclusion. The Lodging House Mission building is a homeless day centre, formerly a soup kitchen which supported all the local lodging houses in the […]

“I’m becoming a better person.” | Steven’s story, Livingston.

As Steven winds down from another pulsating session in the shadow of Livingston FC’s Tony Macaroni Arena, he explains that the endorphins running through his body are making all the difference to life as a Street Soccer player. “I wish I knew about Street Soccer ten years ago, it could have changed me as a […]

Power of Partnerships | YMCA

Each month, we will be focusing on a key partner to celebrate the power of partnerships. Street Soccer would not be in the same place it is today if it were not for some of our amazing partners across Scotland. By working together, we can make a bigger difference. YMCA Edinburgh are a charity who […]

Fir Park for thrills – Street Soccer session thriving in North Lanarkshire

Street Soccer’s newest session in Motherwell is in its second month and players in the local community are already feeling the positive impact, with numbers steadily growing every Monday at Fir Park. As part of our network programme, Street Soccer arrived in Lanarkshire in January, working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Recovery Community and Motherwell […]