"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
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 >>
Street League participants got their first taste of a working newsroom after taking part in the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) Open Newsroom Day. Held at the ITN studios in London, around fifty young people from across a range organisations which support young people, were invited to the day where they were given an insight into the different roles within news production.
Senior business leaders from Barclays bank volunteered their time to help support unemployed young people as part of the company’s ‘Make a Difference’ campaign. Twenty-one Street League Academy participants attended a financial skills workshop where they gained invaluable advice from some of Barclays most experienced members of staff.
Birmingham's young and employed are being urged to get involved with Street League's new Academy which kicks-off in Birmingham next Monday. One confirmed participant is 17-year-old Daniel who was rewarded with Premier League tickets to see Aston Villa play Manchester City, having attended every Street Football session in the build-up to the Academy.
Former Football League chairman and FA Board member, David Sheepshanks CBE, has been appointed as an ambassador for the national football charity Street League. Sheepshanks is currently chairman of St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre, and will support Street League’s work as it expands across the UK.