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

  • Support our NHS

    Like you, we are in awe and incredibly grateful to all the NHS staff who are working tirelessly at the frontline of the pandemic. We just wanted to say thank you and show our support in one small way. #SupportOurNHS Read more

  • Street League response to COVID-19

    Street League has been working to plan and respond to the challenges and changing situation that the COVID-19 pandemic presents. Our work, tackling poverty, is critical as we likely see youth unemployment increase in the weeks and months ahead. Read more

  • Street League launches search for a new Chair

    As we enter a new and exciting decade for the organisation, Street League’s Chairman Mike Parker will be stepping down this summer, after his final term as Chair and trustee. With the opportunity to lead and help shape Street League’s ambitious plans for the decade ahead, applications for the Chair position are now open. Read more

  • Street League celebrates the launch of new partnership with MUFG through Laureus Sport for Good

    MUFG is working with Street League in 2020 and 2021 to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in North and East London. Read more