two forth valley street sport participants playing football
Street Sport is provided free at various sites across Forth Valley. Originally the programme comprised football only, but participants asked for other sports as well. A hill walking club has been set up with Ramblers Scotland. Walking equipment and transport are provided and volunteers lead the walks. Sport tasters are offered at weekends including canoeing and rock-climbing, and multi sports and trail biking are planned in the near future.


The main strength of Street Sport is the strong partnership of more than 20 organisations working together. Through the programme, one l7 year old was selected for the Homeless World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, and participants have been on an expedition to the Himalayas.

Here’s what some of the participants have to say:

“My family won’t believe it when they see me in the paper for having achieved something. Normally I am only in the court pages. I feel really good, it’s something to feel proud of for once.”

To tell you the truth, I’m getting something out of this as well. It’s the first time I’ve felt good about myself in years.”

            • Football
            • Tennis
            • Badminton
            • Swimming
            • Hillwalking
            • Canoeing
            • Keep Fit
            • Training
            • Computer Skills
            • Cooking
            • Health issues
forth valley street sport participants training at Falkirk Football Club training groundnhs forth valleyThe project is a collaboration between NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Department, Clackmannanshire Council and the Big Issue.
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