The Street Soccer Foundation runs two types of programme: Our Street Soccer personal development course for young people is a 12-week programme delivered in 4-hour half day sessions once a week, for 12 consecutive weeks at a time.
We then also run a 1-week Street Soccer ‘Aspirations’ programme for people aged 25+.
Both are fully structured employability-driven programmes delivered in partnership with our Football Club partner. 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 programme 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 programme has since gone on to develop further partnerships with other Football Clubs and is now being delivered into more local communities across the country. 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 programme being run in Kent with Football League side Gillingham FC:
⚽️ If you represent a Football Club and would like to run a Street Soccer programme 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. Over the 4 hours on each delivery day, the programme 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:
2 Hours: SKILLS TO SUCCEED ACADEMY (EMPLOYABILITY & MINDSET)
Our Employability-driven Workshops are led by our Employability Trainers. Sessions will include: Cover Letters & Job Search Techniques / One-to-one support / The Street Soccer Passport / Interview Techniques / Meet the Employers / CV Workshops and more.
Selected Participants will develop vital employability and work-readiness skills such as:
Towards the end of each programme we identify and start developing pathway opportunities for participants, including: Volunteering / Work Experience / a Job / Coaching / Training / Further & Higher Education / Traineeships / Internships / Apprenticeships.
PLEASE NOTE: The Street Soccer Foundation operates a Taster Day and Application & Selection Process for each of its 12-week Programmes. 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 programme is taking place – please contact our friendly team by email: email@example.com.
Course dates normally run from between: September – December and February – April.
⚽️ The Street Soccer Programmes and all of our sessions are FREE and open to anyone, male or female, aged between 18-24 or 25+ for our 1-week courses. 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 programme. Attending sessions does not affect individual benefits. ⚽️
The Street Soccer Foundation: Changing Lives through Football.