Why we exist

We are a UK youth sports charity which exists to see an end to youth unemployment. In the areas where we operate, up to 1 in 5 young people are unemployed and in need of our help.




What we do

We support unemployed 16-24-year-olds to move into employment using the power of sport. As a youth sports charity, we use football and other sports to engage with young people, as well as teach them the key life and work skills they need to move into sustainable employment. Our award-winning programmes operate in 14 cities and 38 local communities in England and Scotland.




Our Three Golden Rules

We believe in complete transparency and a robust approach to impact measurement. We have created our three golden rules:

1. We will never over-claim what we do.

2. All percentages include sample sizes to avoid being misleading.

3. We have evidence to prove all of our outcomes.

Read about transparency



Real-time impact data

Say hello to the future of impact reporting with real-time impact data. See how we're doing month-by-month and ask your own questions about our social impact.

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Street League: Our video

To whom it may concern... narrated by Solomon, this video shows how we use the power of sport to engage, motivate and support young people to move into sustained employment. 

Success stories

  • Darren's now teaching the next generation! - Glasgow

    Darren, 19, from Glasgow, joined Street League's Football Academy wanting some direction and advice regarding his job prospects after finding it hard to get into work. A keen football fan, Darren wanted to work within the game. Read more

  • Chelsea, 24, feels positive about her future in new job - Manchester

    Chelsea, 24, from Manchester, joined Street League keen to find employment and improve her social skills. After completing the football programme, Chelsea gained an eight week work placement where she impressed enough to be offered the job on a full-time basis. Read more

  • Leo lands dream job with National Football Museum - Manchester

    Leonardo, 19, from Manchester, arrived in the UK in 2013 from Iran. Struggling with the language, Leonardo couldn't get a job and was in need of some support. After hearing about Street League, it appealed to him immensely as he could play football, meet people and hopefully move into work at the end of the Academy programme. Read more

News and Views

  • Street League celebrates World Youth Skills Day

    Street League are playing its part in developing essential Skills for a Resilient Youth by working in partnership with Nacro, SkillsBuilder, City & Guilds and OCN London. #WorldYouthSkillsDay Read more

  • Street League responds to government's Plan for Jobs

    Street League welcomes Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Summer Statement and the support announced to tackle youth unemployment. The Kickstart Scheme and investment in Apprenticeships will see up to 350,000 young people supported into jobs over six months. Read more

  • Street League welcomes new Chairman

    Street League has appointed John Coleman, Chairman of Barchester Healthcare Ltd, a major care home business, as its new chair of trustees. John brings a wealth of business experience at board and executive level, particularly in the retail sector. He has been Chairman of several companies, including Bonmarché Holdings, Aga Rangemaster, and McBride plc (Europe’s leading manufacturer of private label household products). Read more

  • Life in lockdown - Street League's first virtual event

    Street League's first ever virtual event was a huge success with over 100 supporters and partners joining us to hear about life in lockdown from the young people we work with. Read more