6 week turn around for Faizan - Sheffield

Faizan attended his first appointment with Graeme on the 23/01/2017 and conducted an initial assessment to identify his strengths and areas for development He opened up to Graeme very early on highlighting his parents separation as impacting on him hugely and being the eldest sibling the pressure was on him to help his mum support his younger brothers and sisters. His confidence was at an all-time low especially knowing his mum was working 3 different jobs to make ends meet. Read more

Aaron back on track after Street League intervention - London

Aaron was a very active individual, competing in athletics at club level and previously playing for Leyton Football Club. However, after finishing school and completing college, Aaron found himself in trouble with the police and ended up spending time in prison. Read more

Aaron impresses following new-found belief - Tees Valley

Aaron had been wanting to get involved with Street League for some time, but needing surgery on an ankle injury he couldn’t commit until he felt physically ready. When Aaron did join the Academy, he quickly became a popular member of the group because of his openness and determination to overcome his restrictions. Read more

Academy programme lifts sisters Cheryl and Elaine - Tees Valley

Cheryl and Elaine are sisters who joined the Street League Academy after moving to Hartlepool from Norfolk. Both were unemployed and struggling to find work so they decided to make the move to the North-East with some friends. They first heard about the Academy programme through the Job Centre and as they were keen footballers, they were quick to sign up. It was clear from the first Street Football sessions that they were passionate about sport and eager to find employment. Despite some problems Read more

After battles with depression, anxiety and self-harming. Lynn, 17 lands her dream job of working with animals

Lynn, aged 17 had recently moved to Midlothian from Fife when she was referred to Street League. Lynn has been in care since she was 4 years old, moving from different foster homes and units frequently until 2016 where she came to Midlothian. Lynn had struggled to maintain positive relationships and particularly found it difficult to interact with males due to bad experiences. Lynn was battling depression, anxiety and self-harm. Read more

Aleisha-Louise, 17, develops key qualifications with Street League Dance-Fit

Aleisha- Louise, 17, gains Functional Skills Entry Level 3 English and Maths at Birmingham Dance-Fit academy which leads on to her first paid-job at Maid2Clean. Read more

Alex on positive path with partners TM Lewin - London

Alex was 18 when he was referred to Street League by his local Job Centre. Two years before joining Street League, Alex had achieved 11 GCSEs and chose to continue with formal education and study towards his A Levels. It was during his A Level studies that Alex got in with the wrong crowd and lost his motivation to study. Read more

All go for Mo after Street League help - London

When Mo first engaged with Street League at the Street Football sessions in south London, his only interest was to get fit enough to attend football trials when the season commenced. However, our Youth and Community Coach managed to persuade him to join the Academy programme where he could undergo more intense football training whilst gaining qualifications. Read more

Anthony excited for the future with Hyundai - London

Anthony was twenty-four when he joined Street League’s North London Academy. He’d left school at 16 with one GCSE and managed to find work through his dad, first in road maintenance and then as a delivery driver. However he was made redundant from the latter, and decided to give Street League a try after being unemployed for over four months. Read more

Aspiring coach James grateful for Street League chance - Manchester

James joined the Street League Academy in Manchester after speaking to Street League staff at his local Job Centre. James loved football and felt the Academy would provide him with the support he needed to move his life and career forward. Although he had previously worked in customer service, he had been unemployed and unable to find work for over 12 months. Read more

Aurélien 'loved every minute' with Street League - Manchester

Aurélien, originally from France, left school with good GCSEs and went on to University. However, after studying for a year and unsure whether it was for him, he decided to take some time off to look after his baby daughter. During this time, he found temporary work but struggled to find anything long term. Read more

Blair's passing with flying colours at Merchant City Barbers - Renfrewshire

Blair McGregor started with Street League Renfrewshire in September 2016 and instantly showed the desire and enthusiasm to progress into something positive. Blair came to Street League through our strong partnership with Invest in Renfrewshire and had previously worked for a local football club as a Community Football Coach, where he used his artistic ability to paint and renovate the outreach bus that serves communities around Renfrewshire. Read more

Brandon became more self-aware and enthusiastic about his future - Birmingham

Brandon first encountered Street League Birmingham through his support worker. Despite having a good level of work experience within the hospitality sector, Brandon had struggled to find work as he faced various personal and employment barriers. Read more

Bright future ahead for Andrew (17) after overcoming his confidence barriers at Street League - East Renfrewshire

Andrew, from East Renfrewshire, joined Street League 6 months after he left school and wasn’t sure of his next step. Andrew, admit he faced barriers in moving on from school. “What was holding me back was confidence, I didn’t talk to anyone”. He Joined Street League to improve on his employability skills and to get help with his lack of motivation and confidence. After a completing Street League football programme, Andrew was offered a place in college and received a job opportunity. Read more

Catering opportunity pleases Dervell - London

Dervell found out about Street League through his local youth club in Bromley. He had recently completed his GCSE’s but didn’t do as well as he had hoped and was unsure of what to do next. Dervell was passionate about football and was keen to join Street League's South London Academy. Read more