Street Soccer Academy Team to play at London Stadium
Posted on 15th November 2023 at 16:58
A cohort of talented participants from our esteemed Street Soccer Academy is poised to showcase their skills at the illustrious London Stadium this coming Sunday.
Among the ten teams hailing from various corners of the country, they will fervently vie for the coveted Football for Good Day, Champions trophy, a competition staged in the iconic venue that once hosted the 2012 Olympics and currently serves as the home ground for West Ham United.
Our Street Soccer Academy stands as a testament to our commitment to personal development, offering a transformative 10-week course that revolves around football coaching, dedicated mentoring support, fostering a positive mindset, and engaging employability workshops. The spirited 18 to 30-year-olds participating in this event include those who are presently not in education, employment, or training.
Beyond the competitive fervor of the five-a-side tournament for the Football for Good Day, Champions trophy, participants will have the unique opportunity to engage in EA Sports FC 24 gaming tournaments, hosted in a dedicated gaming area within the iconic London Stadium.
Scheduled for 19th November, this event will not only be a celebration of sporting prowess but will also mark International Football for Good Day. On this day, communities across the 56 Commonwealth member countries are encouraged to organize football-related activities, fostering a sense of community and shared passion.
Reflecting on the event, Keith Mabbutt, the visionary founder and Chief Executive of the Street Soccer Foundation, expressed, "We have witnessed, through our programs, the profound impact football can have on the lives of young people – from forging enduring friendships and bolstering their confidence to instilling a newfound sense of purpose and prioritizing their physical and mental well-being."
The football for good day tournament will feature representatives from ten street soccer academies, including Hull City’s Tigers Trust, West Ham United Foundation, Chelsea FC Foundation, Salford City’s 92 Foundation, Sheffield United Community Foundation, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, Everton In The Community, Sunderland FC Foundation Of Light, Leicester City In The Community, and Liverpool’s LFC Foundation.
For more information about the inspiring work of the Street Soccer Foundation, please click here.
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