"There are almost one million young people out of work in the UK. Street League are amazing because they use the power of football to get the most disadvantaged into work, education and training"
Robin van Persie, Street League Ambassador.
THERE ARE ALMOST ONE MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE OUT OF WORK IN THE UK. STREET LEAGUE USE THE POWER OF FOOTBALL TO GET THE MOST DISADVANTAGED INTO WORK, EDUCATION AND TRAINING >>
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has welcomed the football charity Street League to the city. Street League uses football to help some of the most disadvantaged 16 to 25-year-olds develop key employability skills, such as teamwork, communication and goal-setting, and earn several nationally-recognised qualifications.
Street League staff from all around the UK gathered for three days in Glasgow for the charity’s 2013 National Staff Conference. Founded in 2001, Street League is the charity which uses football to help the most disadvantaged young people get into work and training.
Street League, the football charity, have announced a partnership with Crystal Palace FC’s Foundation aimed at helping tackle youth unemployment in south London. The club are determined to use their profile in the community to help address the issue.
Street League has been praised by Scottish Local Government Minister Derek Mackay. The charity uses football to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people, with three out of four of all the youngsters they work with getting a job or moving into education and training.