Allan Garratt has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Street League England. Allan, who will officially take up his new post with the charity in early December, is an experienced leader who has worked in several sectors. These include welfare, training and skills over the past five years and previously in retail.
Street League’s North London Academy were treated to a special visit by former Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko recently. Shevchenko was being unveiled as a new global ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and visited the Academy venue at Coram’s Fields to find out how Laureus has been supporting Street League.
Street League has teamed up with our friends at Savile Rogue again to reward one of our Twitter followers each week with a fabulous luxury football scarf in their chosen club’s colours. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow @Street_League on Twitter and retweet our message. Savile Rogue produce the world's finest football scarves and have been supporting Street League since 2011.
Street League in Scotland celebrated a landmark day with a visit from the Barclays Premier League trophy to its Paisley Academy. The national charity has moved past the 75% mark towards its target of 1000 young people progressed into employment, education and training across Scotland throughout 2015. And to mark the achievement, a football tournament took place involving more than 100 past and present Street League participants from Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire.
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.