The Street Soccer Foundation runs its 10-week personal development course for young people through the Street Soccer Academy. Delivered in half day sessions once a week, for 10 consecutive weeks at a time.

The course is a fully structured employability-driven programme delivered in partnership with our professional Football Club partners. The Street Soccer Foundation is registered on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKPRN: 10065113).

Upon graduating the Street Soccer course our core aim is to secure for participants at least one of five progressive pathways, and to mentally equip them with the right skills to become an asset to any employer. The 5 pathways are: a) Job; b) Education; c) Traineeship; d) Apprenticeship; or e) Voluntary.

We are extremely proud to have initially launched our Street Soccer Academy in 2015 in partnership with Premier League Football Club, West Ham United and the West Ham United Foundation. Helping to support and develop vulnerable young people from within and across the East London Boroughs.

After receiving national acclaim from the likes of The Premier League, PFA, FA, the BBC and ITV, the Street Soccer Academy has since gone on to develop further partnerships with other Football Clubs and is now being delivered into more local communities across the South East of England. Check out our Partners page to see who we’re currently working with and the courses being run. Here below is a short clip from our Academy being run in Kent with Football League side Gillingham FC:

⚽️ If you represent a Football Club and would like to partner with the Street Soccer Academy during the season for the benefit of people in your local community, please Contact Us. ⚽️

 

Each Street Soccer course focuses on a layering process with a ‘TEEM’ approach. During each delivery day, the course follows the same format:

90 Mins: FOOTBALL COACHING (TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT)

To start each weekly session, activities are led by our Football Club partner. Selected Participants will:

  • Improve physical and mental health and overall well-being
  • Increase fitness, confidence and enthusiasm for life
  • Be in a safe and positive environment, improve their social skills and hopefully make friends along the way.

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2 Hours: SKILLS TO SUCCEED WORKSHOPS (EMPLOYABILITY & MINDSET)

10 x developmental workshop modules are delivered over 10 weeks with mentoring support offered throughout. During the course, participants will develop vital employability and work-readiness skills such as:

  • Communication, Organisation, Goal-setting, Personal budgets, Team-working, CV-writing, Job  search, Presentation skills, Interview techniques…  and more.

On graduation, our Core Progression Pathways for participants are:

  • a) Job, b) Education, c) Traineeship, d) Apprenticeship, and e) Voluntary

 

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PLEASE NOTE: The Street Soccer Foundation operates a Taster Day and Application & Selection Process for its 10-week courses. If you are interested in taking part or would like to recommend or refer someone to us – or if you would like to find out when and where your nearest Street Soccer course is taking place – please contact our friendly team by email: hello@streetsoccerfoundation.org.uk.

Course dates normally run from between: September – December and February – April.

⚽️ The Street Soccer courses and all of our sessions are FREE and open to anyone, male or female, aged between 18-24. As part of the delivery, we provide a free Lunch to all participants at each session, a full playing kit including a Street Soccer Tracksuit, and an opportunity to meet 1st team players from the professional Football league Club delivering the course. Attending sessions does not affect individual benefits. ⚽️

The Street Soccer Foundation: Changing Lives through Football.