Our Program

Our Program

Since its launch in 2007, the Community Street Soccer Program has engaged more than 8000 people. Over this period, many participants have reported positive changes in their lives.

A 2016 survey of Street Soccer players found the program was achieving many health outcomes for participants, such as:

 

  • 96 per cent reported improved physical fitness
  • 94 per cent were motivated to improve or maintain their physical and mental health
  • 94 per cent said they have a more positive outlook on life
  • 93 per cent have learned about health issues
  • 84 per cent said the program helped them eat healthier food

 

Benefits to the Community

In addition to the direct impact on individual participants, Street Soccer is a cost-effective social change program that saves money to the Australian taxpayer.

In 2009, an independent study on the program's economic impact found that participation in Street Soccer led to individual behaviour change and a reduction in high-risk activities.

The study estimated every $1 invested in the Street Soccer program generated a saving of $4.30 to the Australian community. Based on the program’s operating costs, it estimated that Street Soccer saved society $7 million per year.

The Street Soccer players are just incredible. They’ve actually made the choice to take on this tremendous challenge to turn their lives around. Craig Foster, ex-Socceroo and Street Soccer
Ambassador