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.

Real-time Dashboard



Street League: Our video

Watch our video which shows how the charity uses 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

  • City leaders team up with Street League

    Street League announces the launch of a new corporate advisory group with corporate volunteers from City-based firms working with the charity to increase its profile and raise funds. Read more

  • Matt Stevenson Dodd steps down as Street League CEO

    After more than eight years of leading the charity, Matt Stevenson-Dodd will be stepping down as CEO to pursue new opportunities beyond Street League. During the time that Matt has led the organisation, with support from our funders and partners, Street League has grown significantly to help many thousands of young people change their lives through the power of sport. Read more

  • Street League receives £500,000 grant funding from London Marathon Charitable Trust

    On Wednesday, 27th November 2018, The London Marathon Charitable Trust announced its first Strategic Partnerships Grants totalling £2.6million to six large-scale projects across the UK to get more people active. Street League was one amongst the six, receiving £500,000 grant funding to support young people in the London and Surrey area. Read more

  • Street League produces first all-digital annual report

    In 2016, we began reporting the number of young people we didn’t help, encouraging the charity sector to commit to transparently reporting social impact. In our third year of celebrating our #CallForClarity campaign, we have produced our very first all-digital annual report, in an attempt to be even more informative, clearer and transparent. Read more