Sheffield United Community Foundation launches Street Soccer Academy with Street Soccer Foundation

By April 1, 2021News


Sheffield United Community Foundation (SUCF) this week launches their new Street Soccer Academy taking place at Handsworth Football club in partnership with Street Soccer Foundation.

The new ten-week programme will provide an opportunity for 18-25s who are currently homeless or not in education, employment, or training to learn new life and employability skills from our expert education and coaching staff.

The Street Soccer Foundation is an award-winning charity operating nationwide throughout England. Its nationally acclaimed flagship programme, the ‘Street Soccer Academy’, is the number one football-led project tackling youth homelessness in England. Their academy programme provides a fusion of football coaching, mindset training, and skills and employability workshops – with mentoring support; to help instil greater confidence and self-belief in young people by helping to improve their mental health and well-being; empowering participants to take positive action, to believe in themselves, and to encourage young individuals to change their lives for the better.

Joe Williamson, Education Manager, SUCF, comments, “We are very excited to finally announce the new project in partnership with Street Soccer Foundation. We have been working hard behind the scenes during the pandemic to make sure the programme could take place as soon as physically possible. The Street Soccer Academy will be a welcome addition to our current education and employability offers and we look forward to welcoming our first cohort at the end of April.”

The SUCF Street Soccer Academy has been established to provide the positive mindset coaching programme, to help vulnerable young adults from the local community and to motivate those taking part to be able to move into work, education or further training following programme completion.

Keith Mabbutt, CEO and Founder of the Street Soccer Foundation, says “I’m extremely proud to see our charity establish a new working partnership with the excellent Sheffield United Community Foundation and for the Street Soccer Academy programme to now have a presence in Sheffield. We’re passionate and determined to help make a difference to as many young peoples’ lives as we can and this supports our further expansion across the country, now for the benefit of the local community surrounding Sheffield United Football Club.”

The SUCF Street Soccer Academy launches with a ‘Taster’ session on Wednesday 21st April from 11am-3pm at Handsworth Juniors FC Oliver’s Mount Sheffield S9 4PA.

Limited places available. To register your interest please contact Joe Simpson, Traineeship Officer, Sheffield United Community Foundation.

For more information, please see our leaflet here.

Email: joe.simpson@sufc-community.co.uk or Telephone: 07496 931 528.

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