At Street Football Wales we offer opportunities for people who have been socially isolated and excluded, by providing an open, inclusive and safe environment to come and play football, make friends, build self- confidence and to support them on their own personal journeys. We will do this by building a community around football, that includes our players, referees, volunteers, our sponsors, supporters and followers.
We believe that everyone’s journey is different, and so we place our players, referees and volunteers at the heart of our organisation, participating in our service delivery and design ensuring our work is based around their needs. We offer the opportunity to shape, and be a part of something positive, communal and fun, providing a constant in people’s lives, and an escape from sometimes chaotic and difficult circumstances.
There are no barriers in playing football with Street Football Wales. Many individuals across Wales turn up and play at our sessions no matter their age, fitness, ability, situation or background.
We work with and on behalf of socially excluded people in Wales. By doing this, we are able to achieve a range of positive outcomes for those involved which include:
Increased levels of inclusion, through improved relationships, community engagement and belonging
- Improved physical and mental health and wellbeing
- Increased confidence, self-belief and empowerment for people to direct their own lives
- Improved lifestyle and access to opportunities
- Increased and sustained engagement with support services
- Improved cessation rates of substance misuse
- Improved rates of residence in appropriate and sustainable accommodation.
What our community have to say about Street Football Wales:
"I love being part of the Street Football Wales community it has given me a purpose and a sense of belonging." Debs - SFW volunteer
“I didn't know how to kick a ball or play football, but they had all the confidence in me" Sharie - SFW player
”Attending the football sessions has improved my confidence and has taken my mind elsewhere. Since starting the sessions I have seen an improvement in my overall health and fitness." David - SFW player
Thank you for your generous donation and supporting our work.