Positive Change Through Football

Street Soccer Scotland provide a range of football themed training & personal development opportunities for socially disadvantaged groups across Scotland.

Our Mission

Our theory is simple. Poverty leads to a lack of Hope and a lack of Opportunity, Our Mission is to provide Opportunity and build Hope.

What we do

Find out what we do at Street Soccer Scotland to create positive change in people's lives through our range of football related services for socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland

Our Programmes

We run a number of programmes designed to engage with youths, adults and women. Find out more here about our drop-in centres, Football Works, Women's and Street Soccer FC sessions

Stats

Please click on the images below to view the statistics that help validate the great work that is being carried out across Scotland

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10000

People Reached

Street Soccer Scotland has been running since 2009 and in that time we have reached over 10000 people

82

Percent Improvement

82% felt attendance had improved their confidence and self-esteem

46

Percent reduced their substance misuse/intake

46% of participants had reduced their substance misuse/intake

Homeless World Cup Winners Scotland

2

Homeless World Cup Titles

Team Scotland have twice won the Homeless World Cup, the first in 2007 and once again in Paris in 2011. No other nation has won the title more

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42

percent said attendance at weekly drop-in sessions was their only access to sport and physical activity

We currently have drop in sessions across many sites in Scotland, giving players opportunity to make new friends, improve fitness and improve self-esteem

Latest News

Check out the latest news from Street Soccer Scotland below or go to our dedicated news page for local and national stories.

Sir Alex Ferguson Stars in Street Soccer Scotland's First Short Film

Sir Alex Ferguson Stars in Street Soccer Scotland's First Short Film 02 Apr 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager and current Ambassador for Street Soccer Scotland, has lent his support to a new film produced by Street Soccer Scotland to highlight the issue of socially disadvantaged adults and the positive impact on them of football.

Colin Farrell meets Team Scotland

Colin Farrell meets Team Scotland 18 Sep 2015

Colin and the rest of the Scottish squad have been given the VIP treatment in the city, meeting Celtic manager Ronny Deila and his players and the Homeless World Cup Ambassador, Colin Farrell.

First Minister Backs Scotland's Homeless World Cup Teams

First Minister Backs Scotland's Homeless World Cup Teams 11 Sep 2015

Scotland’s First Minister met up with the two squads at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Gordon St branch in Glasgow before they set off to take part in the international competition that has attracted 74 teams from across the globe.

Street Soccer Scotland Founder makes TEDx Debut

Street Soccer Scotland Founder makes TEDx Debut 17 Apr 2015

Street Soccer Scotland’s founder and Chief Executive David Duke was one of seven highly respected speakers invited to present at Queen Margaret University’s first TEDx event.

Charlene Rises To The Challenge

Charlene Rises To The Challenge 30 Sep 2015

Charlene has always had a passion for football and four years ago almost made it to Paris when she was on stand-by as one of the Scotland reserves for the Homeless World Cup. And this year, her passion paid off when she was selected as one of the eight women playing for Scotland in Holland.

Celtic meet up with Team Scotland in Amsterdam

Celtic meet up with Team Scotland in Amsterdam 16 Sep 2015

Celtic players took time out from their busy training schedule in Amsterdam to welcome the Scottish team in this year's Homeless World Cup.

Scotland and Northern Ireland's Homeless World Cup Teams Face Off in First Ever Celtic Challenge

Scotland and Northern Ireland's Homeless World Cup Teams Face Off in First Ever Celtic Challenge 03 Sep 2015

Scotland and Northern Ireland’s ‘Homeless World Cup’ squads faced each in the first Celtic Challenge trophy

Ambassadors

Sir Alex Ferguson

National Ambassador

In 2012, Sir Alex was confirmed as the National Ambassador for Street Soccer Scotland at Manchester United's Carrington training complex. Of his association with Street Soccer Scotland, Sir Alex said: "It's a great privilege to accept the invitation to be an ambassador for Street Soccer Scotland."

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