Established in 2008, the Vancouver Street Soccer League is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization which reaches out to individuals who have been homeless, are currently homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, as well as individuals who feel marginalized within their communities, or are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. We address the issue of homelessness, marginalization, and addiction through inclusivity and soccer – believing we can enhance all of our lives through the principles of Fair Play, Community Building, Supportive Partnerships, and Health and Safety.
The VSSL has sent players to four Homeless World Cups, held in Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Mexico City and Poznan. The VSSL holds various practices throughout the week, and 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.
For a longer version of long and storied chronicle of the Vancouver Street Soccer League, see our extended history.
A huge thank you to everyone who provides the VSSL with assistance, equipment, and support. We couldn’t do what we do without your continued support.