"Street League are amazing because they use the power of football to help young people from the most disadvantaged communities get into work, education and training."
Robin van Persie, Street League Ambassador
The Chief Executive of one of the UK's most successful retailers is urging other companies to follow his lead and support Street League. Geoff Quinn of T.M. Lewin, the tailoring and business wear company, says that they would benefit from recruiting motivated young people and have the satisfaction of helping tackle youth unemployment.
Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden and former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan became football managers for the day to help celebrate Street League Leeds’ Academy graduation, supported by Barclays. Max and Noel spent time talking to the Academy graduates, before taking charge of opposing teams in a tightly-contested match shown on Soccer AM.
Street League has been helping Clyde Gateway celebrate its success in providing the residents of Rutherglen with an ever-increasing number of job and training opportunities. Since 2009, more than 800 local people have been supported into jobs following their participation in an employability project supported by the company.
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has given his backing to a national charity which uses football to help unemployed young people get into work and training. The Baggies boss visited Street League this week to officially launch the charity’s award-winning Academy programme in Birmingham, which is supported by Barclays and Comic Relief.