Street League has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Awards 2015, supported by Comic Relief. The national charity, which uses football to tackle youth unemployment across the UK, is one of four organisations shortlisted for the inaugural Barclays Sport for Employability Award. The award recognises best practices of using sport to tackle issues of unemployment in the communities around the world.
The Chief Executive of a leading sports charity has welcomed the announcement of a new public consultation by the Government into sport in the UK. The consultation was launched this week by the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, after official statistics from Sport England’s Active People Survey suggested that participation has continued to decline since the London Olympics in 2012.
Street League Renfrewshire recently received a visit from local MP Gavin Newlands. The Scottish National Party MP was on hand to answer questions and gain an insight into how the unique sport for employability charity changes the lives of unemployed young people in the area and throughout the UK. Current and former Street League participants took part in a bubble football event at On-X Sports Centre in Linwood.
England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has praised the work of Street League after the charity featured in a BT Sport documentary. In the documentary called 'Football Stories with The Ox', the 21-year-old Arsenal winger highlights the work of two charities backed by BT Sport’s Supporters Club initiative, Street League and Tackle Africa.
Are you aged between 16 and 24, and currently out of work? We can help you develop the key skills and qualifications which will make you attractive to employers, while playing football and having fun. Join our Academy programme, and you will build your CV and get real-life work experience. Then we’ll help you look for work and support you throughout the early stages of your job.
Employers across the UK are discovering the benefits of taking on a graduate from the award-winning Street League Academy programme. Whether it’s through work placements, apprenticeships or full-time roles, we are proud to provide a national network of work-ready, enthusiastic young people who will add real value to your company.
Street League deliver Academy programmes commissioned by a large range of public sector organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Skills Development Scotland, Further Education (FE) Colleges and local authorities in both England and Scotland. Our programmes are also delivered within schools as part of NEET reduction strategies.
Whether it's £5 or £500, every penny donated to Street League goes towards helping change lives through football. Ask your company to choose us as their Charity of the Year, or complete a sponsored event to help young unemployed people in your area. Whether it’s climbing a mountain, running a marathon or holding a football tournament, let us know what you’re planning.