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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

  • Street League embraces 'The F Word'

    Upshot, a digital impact measurement organisation, and the Sports Think Tank, an independent think tank dedicated to UK sporting policy, have joined forces to curate ‘The F Word’, an event which seeks to explore how third sector organisations can work together to learn from their Failures and develop best practice strategies for dealing with them. Read more

  • Secretary of State launches Street League Rugby

    Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock today launched a new rugby version of Street League’s award-winning sport for employment programme. Read more

  • Street League chooses to report their gender pay gap

    Street League has, since the launch of our #CallForClarity campaign spoken about our transparent approach to social impact reporting. This has included our Three Golden Rules and online impact dashboard which we hope communicates our successes as well as when we don’t get things right. We also try to challenge ourselves to be transparent across all aspects of the organisations. Read more

  • Minister marks employment figures and joins in Crossbar Challenge at Street League Glasgow

    Scotland’s Employability and Training Minister Jamie Hepburn visited Street League Glasgow to mark the latest employment statistics released by the Office of National Statistics. These show that 57.3% of young people in Scotland are in employment (compared to 53.9% of young people in the UK). Read more