Why does The Street Soccer Foundation exist?
The Street Soccer Foundation was formed in 2015 by Keith Mabbutt, a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and former recruitment business leader recognised by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CfE) and The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s most successful Businessmen supporting the next generation.
In his younger days, Keith was a footballer and played for Millwall, Gillingham and Charlton Athletic but missed out on a professional contract at the Addicks after sustaining an injury.
Years later after learning of youth homelessness statistics across England, Keith wanted to help make a difference in young people’s lives – knowing both the power of football and having a positive mindset – so he set about creating a new personal development programme which would use football as the ‘glue’ to attract and engage vulnerable young people, and then take them on a journey of positive transformation through a combination of football and mindset coaching.
After receiving encouragement from the PFA and securing an initial delivery partnership with the West Ham United Foundation (the official charity of West Ham United), the Street Soccer Foundation was up and running and hasn’t looked back since.
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.
For every £1 invested with The Street Soccer Foundation, currently £15 of societal value is being generated.
The SSF team do great things everyday in the battle against homelessness.