Street Soccer Academy

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Delivering Excellence : Generating Hope : Providing Dignity : Fuelling Ambition

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Supporting people with complex & multiple needs

Street Soccer Academy is a professional service provider that specialises in the rehabilitation and reintegration of people with complex and multiple needs. We work on behalf of some of the nation’s hardest to reach groups within our communities including, people with homeless related issues, ex-offenders, those recovering from addictions, mental health conditions and disabilities and the long-term unemployed.Street Soccer Academy is experienced in producing sports-based education programmes for our service users. Through the use of pro social models we focus on affecting the attitudes & thinking of those who engage with us, with particular emphasis on their relationships and roles in society.Through the use of professionally organised sport we are all about deliveringEXCELLENCE, generatingHOPE, providingDIGNITY and fuellingAMBITION

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Street Soccer Academy shortlisted for UK final of Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards

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Street Soccer Academy has been selected from charities across the North West as the regional winner of the Outstanding Impact Award. They received a prize of £1000 and will now…

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What a Decade!

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This month marks the 10-year anniversary of a conversation I had which pretty much changed the direction of my life in June 2005. Here is a brief overview of the…


Ostriches and Mental Health

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As an organisation we are committed to seeing an end to mental health discrimination. At the end of this Mental Health Awareness week I have been caused to consider once…

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Personal Appeal to Help Boost Our Emergency Fund

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Over the past 6 months we have seen some rapid and extensive growth as our reach broadens throughout the North of England. We have launched further Regional Centre based activities…

"Gillette, a brand which strives to improve the lives of young men every day, is proud to support Street Soccer Academy"

− Joel Perera, Proctor & Gamble

"We are delighted to recognise Street Soccer Academy’s amazing contribution to grassroots sport. All the team work year-round providing support for people who face many issues and this shows the relentless dedication within Street Soccer Academy"

− Gareth Southgate

"We hope that all the continuing hard work with these communities and individuals continues into the future and that we can help them to push the boundaries into other hard to reach groups"

− Manchester FA’s Social Inclusion Officer

"As one of our Charter Standard Clubs here at the Manchester FA we are extremely proud to be part of Street Soccer Academy’s continuing success"

− Manchester FA’s Senior Football Development Officer

"We have a long tradition of forming strong and successful partnerships with some of the very best organisations in the criminal justice sphere. Our work with Street Soccer Academy is one of our key strategic partnerships for the development of national solutions to reducing offending"

− Trevor Shortt - Director HMP Forest Bank

"We have referred a number of our tenants onto Street Soccer Academy's programmes, which has been beneficial in breaking negative behavioural cycles. Street Soccer Academy's support network has complimented our work in enabling tenants to live independent lives."

− Eleanor Smith - Greater Manchester Area Manager, ECHG Riverside Housing Association