"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 has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Awards 2015, supported by Comic Relief. The national charity, which uses football to tackle youth unemployment across the UK, is one of four organisations shortlisted for the inaugural Barclays Sport for Employability Award. The award recognises best practices of using sport to tackle issues of unemployment in the communities around the world.
The Chief Executive of a leading sports charity has welcomed the announcement of a new public consultation by the Government into sport in the UK. The consultation was launched this week by the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, after official statistics from Sport England’s Active People Survey suggested that participation has continued to decline since the London Olympics in 2012.
Street League Renfrewshire recently received a visit from local MP Gavin Newlands. The Scottish National Party MP was on hand to answer questions and gain an insight into how the unique sport for employability charity changes the lives of unemployed young people in the area and throughout the UK. Current and former Street League participants took part in a bubble football event at On-X Sports Centre in Linwood.
England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has praised the work of Street League after the charity featured in a BT Sport documentary. In the documentary called 'Football Stories with The Ox', the 21-year-old Arsenal winger highlights the work of two charities backed by BT Sport’s Supporters Club initiative, Street League and Tackle Africa.