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

Young People Case Studies & Testimonials

Jodie Coombes

Jodie (20) was homeless and had been sleeping rough on and off for 2 years after falling out with her Mum and Dad. To her own admission, she is now able to reflect on what she describes as a life-changing experience after graduating from the…

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Michael King

Michael (21) secured a full-time role at Barnet FC, following his recent graduation from the Street Soccer Academy. Michael had been homeless for six months before he joined the course and didn’t think he’d get selected onto the Academy when he applied. He was nervous…

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Lynden Gower

Lynden (22), came into the Street Soccer Academy programme as someone anxious and low in confidence, living in temporary sheltered accommodation. With Asperger syndrome he also found it difficult in social situations and being able to communicate with people not known to him. He was…

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“It’s just helped me so much. I now have more positive thoughts. Like I can make a difference and I can do something in my life.” – Brooklyn

“Thank you for all the support and help. I will be so proud of myself to finally achieve something and my family will be so proud.” – Lee

“The course has been fantastic. I’ve loved it, everyone including coaches were supportive. My confidence has improved massively.” – Billy

“It’s changed my outlook on life in general. I’ve understood that I need to change if I want to make something of my life.” – Jacob

“I’ve definitely become more confident and more positive when looking into the future. The future holds a lot. I just need to apply it. The course has exceeded all my expectations.” – Melissa

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