Why we exist

We exist to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK; more than 1 in 7 young people are unemployed.

1 in 7 out of work




What we do

We support unemployed 16-24 year olds to move into sustained employment using the power of sport.

Our award-winning programmes operate in 14 cities and 36 local communities in England and Scotland.




Three Golden Rules

We believe in complete transparency and a robust approach to impact measurement. We have created the three golden rules:

1. We will never over-claim what we do.

2. All percentages include sample sizes to avoid being misleading.

3. All of our outcomes are backed by auditable evidence.

View our impact stats



Get involved

Like all charities, we rely on our generous partners to support our mission. Without your support we would not be able to continue changing young lives through sport.

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Our impact

  • 1281
    participants who moved into jobs, training and education last year.
  • 55%
    sustained their employment for at least 6 months (387/710).
  • 81%
    of participants from the Top 40% most deprived areas (1760/2177).

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Success stories

  • Darren's now teaching the next generation! - Glasgow

    Darren, 19, from Glasgow, joined Street League's Football Academy wanting some direction and advice regarding his job prospects after finding it hard to get into work. A keen football fan, Darren wanted to work within the game. Read more

  • Chelsea, 24, feels positive about her future in new job - Manchester

    Chelsea, 24, from Manchester, joined Street League keen to find employment and improve her social skills. After completing the football programme, Chelsea gained an eight week work placement where she impressed enough to be offered the job on a full-time basis. Read more

  • Leo lands dream job with National Football Museum - Manchester

    Leonardo, 19, from Manchester, arrived in the UK in 2013 from Iran. Struggling with the language, Leonardo couldn't get a job and was in need of some support. After hearing about Street League, it appealed to him immensely as he could play football, meet people and hopefully move into work at the end of the Academy programme. Read more

News and Views

  • The top 5 people who have succeeded without their GCSEs

    With millions of young people all over the country set to receive their GCSE results, we thought we’d put together a list of successful individuals who have gone on to thrive in life despite not getting the exam results they wanted. At Street League we believe that just because an individual didn’t succeed academically, doesn’t mean they can’t flourish in life. Read more

  • Celebrating success 'Made Outside the Classroom'

    With GCSE results due to be released on Thursday, Street League has launched a new campaign to demonstrate how young people who do not succeed in school or exams can still become a success in life. ‘Made Outside The Classroom’ celebrates the transformational stories of young people who, with support from the charity, have overcome significant barriers and achieved success outside of traditional education. Read more

  • VIDEO: Street League launch Made Outside the Classroom campaign

    Street League, the sport for employability charity that helps unemployed young people between the ages of 16-24 get #movingintowork through the power of football and dance fitness, has launched a new campaign, Made Outside the Classroom. Read more

  • What Street League have taught me - Part 1

    Street League Youth Blog! Every week I'll be adding to the blog different things I've learned during the 10 week programme at Street League. Read more