Street Soccer Academy

At the heart of the programme is this:
"Change your mindset; change your life"

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Street Soccer Academy

The Street Soccer Academy is the No.1 football-led project tackling youth homelessness in England.
Our award-winning charity operates nationwide throughout England, working in partnership with several football clubs in communities across the country to see the effective delivery of the Street Soccer Academy: a nationally acclaimed 10-week personal development programme providing a combination of Football Coaching; Mindset Training; and Skills Development Workshops.
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"The Street Soccer Academy is one of our most important programmes here at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation."
Sarah Ebanja, CEO Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

The Power of a Positive Mindset

Having the right, positive mindset is a crucial internal attitude for young people. Through our training of such during the delivery of the Academy programme, young participants will begin to believe in themselves and in their capacity to reach their goals and thus increase their own learning and development success.

The programme is typically for 18 to 30 year-olds who are currently experiencing homelessness or who may be deemed at risk of becoming homeless, such as ex-young offenders, long-term unemployed and NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

The aim 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 programme participants learn not just for knowledge, but for positive action, so young people can reach their goals both on and off the pitch; and inspire others to do the same.

“The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their mind, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

Rob Fairfield

Employability Coordinator - Liverpool FC Foundation
"The Street Soccer Academy is the most impactful programme I have worked on and delivered in over 10 years as a coach.

The participants in the Liverpool Street Soccer Academy have come on leaps and bounds in terms of their confidence and it's a real pleasure to see so much development in all those we are lucky enough to help"