Formed in 2007, StreetGames was inspired by the success of joint work conducted by The FA, Football Foundation and other agencies working within disadvantaged areas – places in which young people were almost 50% less likely to be active than their more affluent peers.
Since that time, projects across the UK have benefitted from StreetGames’ innovative ‘Doorstep Sport’ programme, delivering sport in the right style, at the right time, in the right location, and at the right price. Additional successes have included the female-focused Us Girls programme, launched in 2011, and the Fit and Fed campaign, which tackles issues of holiday-time hunger, inactivity and isolation amongst some of Britain’s poorest children.
StreetGames harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. StreetGames’ work helps to make young people and their communities healthier, safer and more successful.
StreetGames has now grown to over 1,000 projects, attracting over 530,000 young people into sport, and achieving over 3.86 million event attendances. StreetGames’ programmes have also resulted in the involvement of 6,182 coaches, 15,388 volunteers and enabled 11,312 young people to gain new qualifications.
In 2017, StreetGames celebrated its ten-year anniversary – an entire decade of changing lives, changing communities and changing sport.