Why we exist

We exist to see an end to youth unemployment in the UK; more than 1 in 7 young people are unemployed.

1 in 7 out of work




What we do

We support unemployed 16-24 year olds to move into sustained employment using the power of sport.

Our award-winning programmes operate in 14 cities and 36 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



Get involved

Like all charities, we rely on our generous partners to support our mission. Without your support we would not be able to continue changing young lives through sport.

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Social Impact Dashboard FY2016/17

  • 2427
    Total number of participants
  • 54%
    % of participants from the most deprived postcodes (IMD Top 20%) (1303/2427)
  • 72%
    % of participants with at least one socio-economic barrier to employment (1751/2427)
  • 1553
    Total number of young people supported into employment, education and training
  • 21%
    Increase in hard outcomes compared to last year (1553/1281)
  • 59%
    Six-month sustainment rate for employment outcomes (465/784)

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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

  • Managing Director shortlisted for Women of the Future Awards

    We're very proud to share that Lindsey Macdonald, Managing Director at Street League has been shortlisted for the MBA Star award as part of the Women of the Future Awards 2017. Read more

  • Freestyler Tom Nolan announced as new Street League ambassador

    Street League is delighted to announce the signing of our newest ambassador, football based content creator, Tom Nolan. Tom featured heavily throughout our ‘Things I wish I learnt at school’ campaign, and the goal of his involvement is to help Street League reach more young people through his social media following. Read more

  • Street League wins prestigious Third Sector Excellence Awards for transparent annual report

    Street League is delighted to have won the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2017. The award was granted for the annual report or review that best communicates the mission, operations and achievements of the organisation in an unusual or innovative way. Read more

  • Top 10 'Things I wish I learnt at school'!

    Over the past month, we have been compiling the ultimate list of “Things I wish I learnt at school”. Timed to coincide with the exam results for young people all over the UK, the goal was to provide some confidence and reassurance to young people that good grades are not the only pathway to a career. Read more