Eleven ways football/soccer is changing lives…and the world

You may want to clear some space on your bookshelves or nightstand, because on Monday, Feb. 1, Kick4Life, in collaboration with Street Football World and with support from Adidas, is publishing what is sure to be a central piece of the sport-for-change literary cannon.

ELEVEN, written by Steve Flemming (Kick4LIfe) and Co-edited by Street Football World, chronicles 11 different stories of very effective and meaningful development through football.

ELEVEN proposes that a new phase of the game’s evolutionary journey is underway as more and more lives are transformed through the power of the sport. Based on the extraordinary transformation of eleven individuals – the number of people in a football team – this book includes real-life stories from the deadly minefields of Cambodia to the gangland streets of Colombia.

You can read more about the book and pre-order it here.

Sounds like the book is full of great stories that anyone who cares about sports or development and in particular both, should read.