London

Street football for the homeless

Sport: Football
Organiser: Street League
Contact: Tom Harvey – 0207 480 4154
Sponsor: Rockstar Games
Sportsmatch award: £9,000

Outline

Street football provides the chance to participate in sport for the homeless, rough sleepers, drug and alcohol dependants, ex-offenders and refugees who would have no other access. This project, in the East End of London, will reach nearly 3,000 participants and create 74 teams. Sponsorship and Sportsmatch enable the employment of a part-time coach and assistants. As well as sport the scheme delivers increased confidence, raised self-esteem and a sense of structure to some chaotic lives. The programme can also lead to education and employment through the Street League’s Lifestyle scheme.

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