New Era Begins in April 2015

April 8th 2015 sees the start of a new era for Street Soccer Academy as we launch into a brand new geographical area, in the North East of England. Over the next few days we will reveal more details of our plans to impact an area of our nation hardest hit by austerity measures and welfare reform.

Street Soccer Academy’s roots are firmly planted in the North West of England, dating back to 2005, when Andrew Thorp, SSA’s Chief Executive, began a project in central Manchester working with homeless men. Since it’s inception the work has grown into an award winning registered charity and social enterprise, working with whole families with complex and multiple needs, with regional centres across Greater Manchester and Lancashire

David Wynd – Area Manager David is responsible for overseeing operations at all Greater Manchester based regional centres. He uses his vast experience and knowledge of project management to assist all regional managers in the co-ordination of their centres.The venture into the North East will be supported by SSA’s HQ in Bolton and headed up by former SSA Greater Manchester Area Manager, David Wynd. David’s vast experience gained in supporting our programmes in the North West will bode well for a strong launch into this new area.

Watch out for further updates about this exciting new venture on Twitter @streetsocceruk and Facebook



Author Simon Murphy

Simon is Street Soccer Academy's Chief Operating Officer and is co-founder of the organisation as a limited company and UK registered charity. He is responsible for the development of Street Soccer Academy's corporate brand and acquisition of the prestigious Football Association Charter Standard. Prior to involvement with Street Soccer Academy Simon was a director of Ambassadors in Sport and has a wealth of experience in grassroots football, as a player, coach, club chairman and having worked widely across the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. He has a vast knowledge of running major tournaments and festivals, having organised the National Christian Football Festival for a number of years and as an executive comittee member of the National Christian Cup. Simon is also responsible for devising the unique Soccer 24 fundraising concept, now used to raise funds for charities worldwide.

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