Street Soccer Scotland

Street Soccer Scotland unveils £5m football complex for the homeless.

The Change Centre in Edinburgh will provide 32 en-suite bedrooms and a self-development programme if plans are approved.

While Wembley is up for sale and the Scottish FA dithers over deciding between Murrayfield and Hampden Park, Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke is planning his own home of football.

Plans for the £5m The Change Centre were unveiled on April 23 – the Edinburgh football complex will feature 32 en-suite bedrooms to house homeless people as well as a café and a community hub with six football pitches if approved by the city council.

Under the motto “the journey home starts here”, the complex aims to offer three essential things that Duke believes will help turn lives around – security, relationships and purpose – with 30 jobs created.

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