Changing Lives Through Football

To bring the power of football into communities nationwide; and to inspire and encourage vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people to turn their lives around for the better.

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The Street Soccer Foundation is a national award-winning sport-for-change charity operating throughout England using football as a catalyst to help educate, up-skill and inspire children and young people in communities across the country, creating lasting impact in the lives of our programme participants and their families.
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Our Mission

Our goal is to motivate participants to improve their lifestyles and to enhance communities nationwide by empowering others to believe in themselves, to help build confidence and self-belief, to improve mental and physical health and well-being, and to have our participants learn not just for knowledge, but for positive action, so those we engage with can reach their goals both on and off the pitch; and inspire others to do the same.


Our National Ambassadors & Notable Supporters
We are also fortunate to have amazing support from the following familiar faces
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Gary Lineker

England Legend and MOTD Host
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Emma Hayes

Chelsea Ladies Manager and TV Pundit
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Harriet Pavlou

Instagram Freestyling Sensation
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Paul Stewart

Ex Pro Footballer and Safeguarding Expert

Our overall impact


Hours of Support

(Academy and school programme sessions delivered throughout the UK in 2023)


Social Value

(Yes, that's £1.8 MILLION of social value generated in 2023 through our Street Soccer Academy Programme)


Cooked Meals

(Provided for disadvantaged children attending our Street Soccer Stars holiday camps in 2023)


Click on any of the following projects to learn more about how we are helping in areas across Sport, Education, Health, and Employment. All essential to improving the community and social wellbeing, across the regions we support.

Nationally acclaimed personal development programme tackling youth homelessness in England
National 5-a-side football tournament held at the Home of England Football, St George’s Park
Street Soccer Stars
Our range of programmes and projects designed for children and young people in school years 1-13
The UK's first adult 5-a-side football leagues with a social heartbeat, uniting communities nationwide

Case Studies

See and hear what previous participants of our Academy programme have to say:

Jonathan Mady
From being signed by Tottenham at 12 years old, to being released at 16 and then spiralling into homelessness. Jonathan's journey to the Street Soccer Academy is a compelling one.
Darren Massey
Darren had many issues to deal with before he came to the Street Soccer Academy. He was concerned that those issues would leave him isolated and feeling like he was...
Mason, Alicia, Katie, Josh & Kyle
Who better to explain how much fun the Street Soccer Stars holiday camps are, than the kids that were there? This bunch were pretty excited and had a fantastic time!

Our Team

Meet the people that support and make our foundation tick

Keith Mabbutt

Keith Mabbutt

Kay Skelton

Kay Skelton

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

Head of Safeguarding

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The Street Soccer Foundation is committed to making a difference and improving outcomes in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young adults and children.