Street Soccer Coach Recognised with 'Unsung Hero' Nomination
Robbie Wood, Edinburgh Co-ordinator nominated by Watermans as 'Unsung Sporting Hero'
Recently our own Robbie Wood was nominated by Watermans as an unsung hero of sport! Robbie always go above and beyond and we love having him as part of our team!
Here’s what they had to say about him!
Robbie Wood is a proud Leither, dad, community football coach, Street Soccer Scotland Edinburgh co-ordinator and the epitome of an unsung hero.
With a long background in community work and grassroots football in Edinburgh he has also volunteered with local projects across Africa including co-founding a charity working in Tanzania. Robbie works hard every single day fighting for people facing social exclusion issues from homelessness and isolation to poor mental health or addiction ensuring Street Soccer participants get the help and support they need along with access to free daily football sessions across Edinburgh. Robbie also organises a weekly football session for adults with additional support needs such as autism and free youth football activities at various sites running 50 weeks per year.
Robbie goes above and beyond being a football coach from tenaciously campaigning for Street Soccer players to get homes, to supporting players who face deportation to also setting up Street Soccer Scotland as food bank referral site.
Robbie is a superb relationship builder and connects many local organisations to bring multiple benefits to the community including providing local families with free tickets for every Hibs game, ensuring Street Soccer Scotland players have access to free food at drop-in sessions and running free football for 4-6 year olds on Saturday mornings in Leith.