About Us

Why does The Street Soccer Foundation exist?

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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In the beginning...

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.

86,000 young people in the UK presented to their local authority as homeless or at risk in 2016/17, and that figure increased to 121,000 in 2019-20.

Current Projects

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
The UK's first adult 5-a-side football leagues with a social heartbeat, uniting communities nationwide
Street Soccer Stars
Free holiday camps and after school clubs for children aged 5 to 15 providing activities, food and education

Joseph Lyons

West Ham United Foundation CEO
"Since 2015, when we first met with Keith and the team from Street Soccer, it has been a pleasure to see how their programme has grown. They have done a fantastic job in producing what is a really innovative, impactful and, above all else, essential programme that is now starting to branch out into other exciting areas of development."

Our Impact

For every £1 invested with The Street Soccer Foundation, currently £15 of societal value is being generated.

Our Team

The SSF team do great things everyday in the battle against homelessness.

Jen Francis

Jen Francis

Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers

Mindset Coach & Wellbeing Mentor
Louise Green

Louise Green

Designated Safeguarding Leader
Kevin Tewis Allen

Kevin Tewis-Allen

Chloe Seymour

Chloe Seymour

Fundraising Manager
Bayo Igoh

Bayo Igoh

Wellbeing Mentor

Keith Mabbutt

Founder & CEO
"The Street Soccer Foundation leadership team is a dynamic mix of individuals with various levels of experience and expertise. Fundamentally, every one of the team have a common purpose: to make a difference to as many vulnerable young people as possible - and all our team understand our 'WHY'. Why we do what we do at the Foundation."