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

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

  • Nissan partners with Street League to tackle youth employability challenges

    Today Nissan is joining UEFA Foundation for Children and streetfootballworld to support the grassroots organisation Street League in the United Kingdom, as well as Sport Dans La Ville in France. Part of its mission to create a “cleaner, safer, fairer” world, Nissan is addressing the issue of the roughly 7 million young people (15-24) in Europe that are Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEETs). Read more

  • Street League accepted into the Scottish Business Pledge

    We are very pleased to announce that we have been accepted by the Scottish Government into the Scottish Business Pledge. The Scottish Business Pledge is a commitment between the Scottish Government and their partners to support business development in Scotland. We have joined more than 400 other businesses involved in the voluntary code of business practice. The Pledge ensures that innovation, fairness and opportunity develop together in Scotland. Read more

  • Football Sevens announces charity partnership with Street League

    The Football 7s have chosen Street League as their UK charity partner, to raise awareness of how we can use football to change lives and inspire young people, as well as 5% of entry fees being donated to help tackle youth unemployment through sport. This vital funding will ensure that Street League can continue to support vulnerable young people from disadvantaged communities around the UK, and give them a chance of a better future. Read more

  • Street League beneficiaries perform opening dance routine at People's Postcode Lottery Gala Dinner

    Street League is delighted to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The charity was invited to open the Gala with an energising dance performance from the young beneficiaries from Birmingham. Read more