Street Soccer Scotland, who provide a range of football themed training and personal development opportunities for socially disadvantaged groups across Scotland, were recently awarded funding from the SFP Trust to assist with the purchase of kit and equipment.
This fantastic organisation who champion “Positive Change Through Football” operate a number of programmes designed to engage with youths, adults and women – ranging from drop-in centres to “Football Works” to Women’s Street Soccer F.C. sessions.
Sue Sinclair, Grants & Trusts Manager thanked the Trustees for the award and added “This grant from The SFP Trust will make a big difference to delivering our football drop-in sessions to socially disadvantaged individuals. We are proud that over 60% of our staff and volunteers are former participants and this helps to ensure that everything we do remains relevant to our target group of individuals who are facing deep-rooted problems in their lives such as poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, addiction, long-term unemployment or facing the challenge of integrating into a new community. Thank you for supporting our work with inspiring players like Jodie and Joe who have turned their lives around after finding a positive focus and ongoing support via our free, community-based football sessions. Jodie, who has been on a journey back from homelessness and addiction, is now Street Soccer Scotland’s Womens’ Coordinator based in Glasgow and is quoted as saying that “Street Soccer Scotland believed in me until I could believe in myself” and is now a motivational speaker and a role-model to inspire others in the same situation.
We wish Jodie and all the team at Street Soccer Scotland every success as they continue their admirable work across the country.