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The Football For Good Leagues are the first national 5-a-side ‘social impact’ football leagues to use the power of football to enable anyone and everyone taking part to play a crucial and active role in helping to create positive social change throughout the UK.
Putting the local community at the centre of each of the Leagues established, the Football For Good Leagues will bring whole communities together, providing a fun, friendly and competitive sporting focus for everyone, all the while enabling League participants to help change the lives of others in their local community. Playing for Change.
To unite communities nationwide enabling participating players to become true Change Makers: supporting themselves and others through the power of football.
Together, Playing for Change.
Find your nearest 5-a-side Football For Good League from the list below
Note: These are our initial launch venues. As a proposed Team Captain, please scroll to find your nearest League and register on behalf of your intended team to join the League of your choice. We will be adding more League venues all the time.
PLEASE NOTE: We intend on launching multiple Football for Good Leagues across the country throughout the year so if you don’t currently see a Football for Good League that’s near you just yet, please bear with us. To help speed the process please feel free to contact us to tell us of your interest in forming a team in your area and we will seek to secure a League venue near you ASAP.
The Football for Good Leagues firmly believes in the power of football to be used as a force for good and as such operates a unique ‘Football For Good’ Network. As the parent operator of the Leagues, the Street Soccer Foundation (Charity Number: 1189558) partners with Football Club Community Organisations (CCOs) nationwide. These are the registered charities and community arms of professional football clubs you will see listed against all available Leagues in areas across the country. These charities are members of our Football For Good Network so that communities surrounding each of our Football Club Community Organisations can benefit from weekly match fees from participating players week in, week out. Helping local people – on a national level. Together, Playing for Change.
By registering as an intended Team Captain to play and form a team, you and your teammates will become sponsors of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in your local community.
How? Your weekly match fees will be automatically invested through the partnership the Street Soccer Foundation (Football For Good Leagues Operator) has with the local Football Club Community Organisation (CCO) attached to your League.
Put simply: Every time you set foot on a pitch at a Football for Good League, you know you and your teammates are helping to support disadvantaged young people in your local community.
Playing for You. Playing for Others. Playing for Change.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Football for Good Leagues are adult 5-a-side ‘social impact’ football leagues and organised for the true benefit of community. Players must be aged 18 or above. Teams can be mixed and enter and play from all backgrounds and religions, encouraging social inclusion. Along with the obvious health and welfare benefits, by playing in a Football for Good League this is also your chance to give back and help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in your local community.
We will initially operate 8-team Football for Good Leagues, with each team playing each other team twice over 14 consecutive weeks.
The Football for Good Leagues will be officiated by qualified referees and supported by match supervisors at each venue.
Thank you for showing your support and signing up to the new national movement.
Nothing other than attend to your League venue in good time, having paid your match fees through the website. On arrival to your League venue, you should state you are there to play in the Football For Good League, and the Match Supervisor on the day should greet you to show you and your team to the relevant pitch area.
If you are looking to register a new team into one of our Football For Good Leagues, firstly – thank you for your support. We’ve made it a really quick and easy process. You simply click the REGISTER YOUR INTEREST button on the homepage and enter the basic details required, where at the same time you can select the League you would like to play in. It’s that simple. And there’s no entry fee for any of our Leagues. Once you’ve registered, we’ll then get back in touch with you to confirm your team name and place in the League.
Yes, absolutely. All Football For Good Leagues are open for males and females and all-female teams as well as mixed teams are warmly welcome nationwide.
The vast majority of our Football For Good Leagues will be played mainly outdoors on excellent all-weather pitches.
To enter any Football For Good League is free and always will be. We know that most other league operators will charge an entry fee to join a league but we want to be as inclusive as possible and ensure anyone has the opportunity of playing for change. Each game will take place once a week and will cost £35 for the whole team, which is actively encouraged to be paid online through our website in advance. Alternatively, match fees can be paid on the day of your game – the Match Supervisor at the League will process your payment before your game kicks-off each week.
This depends on how many teams are in the Football For Good League you are participating in. Initially, all Leagues will operate with 8 teams meaning a season will last 14 weeks. We will operate rolling seasons meaning that after your current League season ends, a new one will commence shortly thereafter.
The Football For Good Leagues are 5-a-side football leagues so a total of 8 players can be used in any weekly game fixture (5+3 subs).
Yes. The Street Soccer Foundation, as the primary operator of the Football For Good Leagues, will supply all necessary equipment for all Leagues.
Yes. All participating teams must wear matching colours for each game each week. This could be your own kit or simply same-coloured shirts. As required, our Referee will supply your team with Football For Good League bibs if necessary.
The Football For Good Leagues operate a unique ‘Pay it Forward’ model with ‘Playing for Change’ at the heart of all Leagues. This means that 100% of your weekly match fees (after any venue hire or other direct costs) will be invested into your local community to help sponsor and support disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. This support work will typically be delivered by the local Football Club Community Organisation (CCO) attached to your League, for the benefit of your local community. Our Football For Good Network is unique to any football league operator in the UK. This means that by playing each week, you and your team will be donating 100% of your match fees to support those in need in your local community.
Our ambition is to launch as many Football For Good Leagues across the country as we can – as soon as we can. Once our initial Leagues have started we will endeavour to add new Leagues in new regions as quickly as possible. If you can help us in any way, by hosting a Football For Good League, or you know that in your area there would be great appetite for a new ‘social impact’ 5-a-side football league, please get in touch with us through the contact feature on the website.
The Street Soccer Foundation is a sport-for-change charity which uses the global no.1 sport as a catalyst to improve the lives of vulnerable and homeless young people across the country. It’s nationally acclaimed flagship programme, the Street Soccer Academy, is viewed as the no.1 football-led project tackling youth homelessness in England providing a proven learning and development curriculum opportunity for 18-30 year olds (male and female), supported and delivered by community coaches and mentors from partnering professional football league clubs. For more information about the Street Soccer Foundation, please visit: www.streetsoccerfoundation.org.uk