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Crossworld FC
more than a football club

About us

Crossworld is a charity that uses football as a means of empowering young people seeking sanctuary who are separated from their families, many of whom have arrived recently in the UK, and equipping them with the skills, confidence and experiences they need to settle and live productive and fulfilling lives.


For the players, as one put it recently, Crossworld is ‘a second family’.


Crossworld is, first and foremost, about football, and the power of the game to bring people together and to teach them important lessons and skills valuable in all walks of life. Crossworld runs two main football projects at present.


The Friday Project

Throughout the year, Crossworld runs a weekly drop-in session at that young people can attend in order to meet new people and enjoy playing football. As the name suggests, this takes place on a Friday each week. The session lasts for two hours and is delivered by one of Crossworld’s experienced coaches.


The Football Club Project

During the football season, which runs from September until May each year, and during the summer months, we organise weekly training sessions for the members of the Crossworld first team. Each training session is led by one of Crossworld’s experienced coaches, and includes work on match fitness, individual technique and skills, match-situation drills and teamwork, and a practice match. We operate strict rules so as to ensure that those who attend training and show a commitment to Crossworld and to their team-mates will be selected for matches. League and cup matches take place on a Saturday afternoon.

Supporters are welcome. Follow us on Twitter for details of our matches.


Other activities

Throughout the year, Crossworld also runs a series of activities, based on what Crossworld participants tell us that they would like to do. In the past, these have included social activities, trips, team-building challenges, trips to watch live football matches and educational workshops, as well as training sessions, trials and practice matches that provide opportunities for new players to join Crossworld’s projects.

get involved

You can help us by donating to us, fundraising for us or referring a young person to Crossworld.


On our website you can find our latest news.


If you’d like to know more about what we do, send us an email or say hello on Twitter - @crossworldfc



Finding Us

Kennington Park
Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BE