"Street League are amazing because they use the power of football to help young people from the most disadvantaged communities get into work, education and training."
Robin van Persie, Street League Ambassador
The Mayor of Lambeth Adedamola Aminu attended Street League's South West London graduation ceremony to congratulate participants on completing the 10-week Academy. Held at Comic Relief headquarters in south London, the group were celebrating the end of the programme with over half of the 21 young people who started the Academy now in full-time employment.
Participants from Street League’s South West London Academy were given the opportunity to visit the home of current Premier League leaders Chelsea as a reward for their hard work shown over the course of the programme. Now only a week away from graduation, the tour of Stamford Bridge was a well deserved treat for the group, with four of the young people fitting in the visit around shifts at their new places of work.
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Street League participants were given a tailor-made experience by supporters T.M.Lewin who fitted the young people with shirts and ties ahead of their mock interviews later this month. Travelling to the Fenchurch Street store for measuring up, the group from Street League's South London Academy were also given advice on what shirt colours and styles to wear in formal situations to impress potential employers.