FORMER FOOTBALLER TURNED
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH &
SPORT FOR CHANGE LEADER
Keith Mabbutt is the current CEO and Founder of The Street Soccer Foundation.
Born in Chatham, Kent in 1979 Keith was educated at Maidstone Grammar School before going to University where he graduated in 2000 with a Management Bachelor's Honours degree.
As a footballer, Keith represented his District and County before joining Millwall as a Schoolboy. He later went on to join Gillingham and Charlton Athletic before an injury abruptly ended his professional career aspirations.
Putting the huge disappointment behind him, Keith moved into Recruitment and shortly thereafter launched his first company, a graduate recruitment business.
Over the following decade, Keith went on to launch three separate businesses back-to-back,
achieving exits for two of his companies, one including to Britain’s largest newspaper group,
Recognised by the Centre for Entrepreneurs and The Sunday Times as one of the UK's
most successful businessmen supporting the next generation, Keith has since become a
multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur and now leads the Street Soccer Foundation.
Formed in the Summer of 2015 after Keith learned about youth homelessness across the
Country listening to a radio interview; under Keith’s leadership, the Foundation has become
nationally acclaimed and now operates nationwide in partnership with several Premier League
Football Clubs and their community teams. All Club partners deliver the Foundation’s
flagship programme, the 'Street Soccer Academy’, viewed as the No.1 football-led project
tackling youth homelessness in England.
Listed in The Maserati 100 Index, shortlisted by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards as a
‘Social Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Year’ and having featured in Forbes; Keith’s mission and purpose is to MAKE A DIFFERENCE by harnessing the power of sport - and in particular, football - as a true catalyst for positive social change.
Alongside his role at the Foundation, Keith is also a Business Advisor, Personal Development Coach and Mentor to several other businesses, start-up entrepreneurs, and younger people.
“CHANGE YOUR MINDSET;
CHANGE YOUR LIFE”
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACHING
After coming out of football, Keith launched his first business when he was 23, a graduate recruitment consultancy. He has experienced all the highs and lows as most business owners and entrepreneurs do. He has had failures – or as he describes 'learnings' – and successes throughout; with experience of every stage of a business lifecycle, from inception to (multiple) successful exits.
Here is a potted history of the types of businesses Keith has been involved in:
Job Board (Online Advertising/Marketing)
Start-Up Business Finance Solutions
Start-Up Talent Show (Business Pitching)
Angel Investment company
Property Investment company
TV Formats company
Charity / Non-Profit organisation
Around his role at the Foundation, Keith works on a 1-to-1 basis as a Personal Development Coach and Mentor most typically helping start-up entrepreneurs, disadvantaged young people and also former professional footballers and those who are released from Clubs at a young age. Working on personal development, both professionally and personally; Keith specialises in building and developing Confidence, Resilience, Self-Belief and providing strategies and methods to enable a Positive (‘Growth’) Mindset.
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KEITH HAS FEATURED IN
The Street Soccer Foundation is an award-winning charity operating nationwide throughout England, using football as a catalyst to improve the lives of vulnerable and homeless young people across the Country.
Keith conceived the idea of the Street Soccer Foundation after learning of the plight of
homeless people in England and as an ex-footballer, the thought of using football as the
platform to attract, engage and inspire vulnerable young people was compelling.
The Foundation was established in 2015 with the goal of driving change in the Country:
To bring the power of football into communities nationwide; and to inspire and encourage
vulnerable and homeless young people to turn their lives around for the better.
Since its initial collaboration, the Foundation has made huge strides in helping homeless and
vulnerable young people across the Country by educating, motivating and supporting them.
Keith is immensely proud to lead the Street Soccer Foundation. To learn more about the charity, please visit its official website: www.streetsoccerfoundation.org.uk.
Changing Lives through Football
STREET SOCCER FOUNDATION HAS FEATURED ON
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