Street League has been through a transformational journey over the last 13 years, from our beginnings working with the homeless in London with the "Street League", to focussing on changing lives through football and work skills in London and Glasgow, to now changing the lives of thousands of 16-24 year olds through sustained jobs, training and education all over the UK using the power of sport. We are incredibly proud of our history, our team and our ability to achieve a greater social impact year on year.
Street League is the national sport for employability charity that uses sports to engage with unemployed young people, creating a very effective operating model to help move them into a sustainable “outcome” which is defined as having moved into either employment, education or training. As their case studies demonstrate, Street League is making a difference in some of the most disadvantaged areas in England and Scotland, where young people face many barriers.
With the Euros fast approaching and Roy Hodgson’s England looking to cause a Leicester City-esque shock or two, excitement around the tournament is kicking in. Wouldn’t it be great to actually be there, though, and witness it all? Well, thanks to our partners Hyundai, one lucky winner will be able to do just that! We’re giving away a pair of tickets for the Three Lions’ opening game against Russia at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday June 11 at 8pm.
Newly appointed Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, visited Street League recently to see first-hand how our sports for employability programme is changing the lives of young people all over the UK by helping them move into work, education or training. During his visit to our North London Academy, Jose kindly donated a signed Street League shirt for us to giveaway! To be in with a chance of winning the shirt, all you have to do is follow us on Instagram.
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.