"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 >>
Inspired by the true spirit of football, Getty Images organised and competed in a charity football match raising over £260 for Street League. The hotly contested fixture saw England take on the Rest of the World with participants and supporters making a donation which Getty kindly matched.
In other fundraising news, university student Joel Clarke raised £770 for Street League by completing the gruelling 26 miles of the '3 Peak Challenge'.
Street League Academy graduates had the opportunity to attend some of the Premier League’s most high profile matches this weekend, thanks to our long-term partner Barclays who donated 60 pairs of tickets as a congratulations to our participants for the hard work they put in to graduating from our most recent Academy.
Headlines about falling youth unemployment figures are in danger of obscuring the plight of the long-term unemployed, according to the Chief Executive of leading football and education charity Street League.
Street League today announced the appointment of the Managing Director for its new social enterprise which will use sport to help more unemployed young women get into work and training. Lindsey Horsfield joins Street League from the Homeless Football Association, which she co-founded in 2011.