"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 >>
South Africa’s all time top scorer and Champions League winner Benni McCarthy visited Street League in Edinburgh where he hosted a practical football session for the Academy participants. The former Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United striker lives locally and he spent the morning sharing stories on what it was like growing up in South Africa, moving to Holland at an early age and some dressing room tales.
Street League’s first competitor in the London Marathon has been announced. Gemma Farrell, Investment Director at CVC Capital Partners, will run the gruelling 26.2 mile course on April 13th. Street League were, for the first time, offered one place for the Virgin Money London Marathon through their Silver Bond Scheme, which was set up to support charities in finding a runner.
The Chief Executive of a national charity which tackles youth unemployment has backed the British Chambers of Commerce's call for next month's Budget speech to focus on youth employment. Official statistics have shown that young people aged 16 to 24 are nearly three times as likely to be unemployed compared with the rest of the UK population.
Street League has launched a national partnership with Decathlon, the world’s largest sports retailer, to help unemployed young people gain access to the workplace. To mark the occasion, former Wigan Athletic footballer and Decathlon Managing Director, Steve Dykes was joined by Paul Evans, Street League Director of Operations, at the charity’s South-East London Academy.