Street Soccer Academy offers a unique service that enables long-term positive change to be applied to the lives and circumstances of many isolated people. We provide incentivised living programmes which aim to increase individuals motivation to overcome issues and barriers that they experience in every day life.

Andrew Thorp – Chief Executive

SSA Chief Executive, Andrew Thorp


Andrew founded the Street Soccer Academy concept in 2005 and under his leadership the work has developed into an award winning registered charity and innovative enterprise.

Educated at Loughborough University, Andrew has a BSc Hons in Management Sciences and has experience as a tutor and assessor at Salford City College, responsible for the delivery of an NVQ 2 qualification in Teaching, Instructing and Training. He is also a UEFA ‘B’ qualified coach and has vast experience working in the professional and semi-professional football world at Rochdale AFC, Leigh RMI and Trafford FC. It is through his experience in these fields that the accredited education programmes have been formulated in order to significantly enhance the opportunities of Street Soccer Academy beneficiaries.

Andrew’s passion is to see individuals, whose circumstances place them on the margins of society, permanently turn their lives around through the positive influence of Street Soccer Academy.

Street Soccer Academy operates as part of a mutual-aid network, recognising that partnerships and working together is important if we are to achieve our aim of providing permanent solutions to the complex situations and circumstances that our beneficiaries experience.  Please do get in touch if you wish to receive further information about our organisation or if you would like to partner with us.