Enhancing lives & building inclusivity through soccer for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Our league’s members are faced with homelessness, marginalization, and addiction.
Each year the Vancouver Street Soccer League is invited to June Sports soccer tournament in Albert Bay – the tournament has proven to be profound and life-changing experience to our members.
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For our players who are struggling with mental illness or living in shelters, the long trip up-island, natural beauty of Alert Bay and scenic boat-rides, is a refreshing and rejuvenating highlight of the year.
Many rarely leave Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The Vancouver Street Soccer League began in spirit in 2008, and was founded officially in the summer of 2009.
Since then, the League has sent players to four consecutive Homeless World Cups, held in Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Mexico City and Poznan (Poland) respectively.
The League’s various teams train throughout the week, and the League also holds regular matches against or alongside teams from the UBC Medical School, the Vancouver Police Department, the Vancouver Mayor’s Department, and the UBC Women’s Varsity Team.