"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
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.
Manchester Academy participants celebrated their final day of the Academy programme with a tour around the BBC's studios. The group got to watch a live sports news bulletin go out on air, as well as meet presenter Nina Warhurst and speak with editor of Match Of The Day 2 Steven Lyle.
Street League's partnership with Glasgow Life and Clyde Gateway won first place in the Economic Growth category at the 2014 Glasgow City Council Flourish Awards. Street League and Clyde Gateway worked together to support Glasgow Life's Sports Venues Employability Programme to help young people take advantage of the new job opportunities attached to the construction of the city's Emirates Arena.
Participants were given a once-in-a-lifetime experience when the FA Cup was brought to Street League's Manchester Academy as part of the BBC’s FA Cup tour. The young people were given the chance to take a ‘selfie’ with one of the most coveted trophies in the football world, and were interviewed by the BBC about their FA Cup memories.