Liam Sears (18) started the Street League programme after being unemployed for six months since leaving Sixth Form College. He was finding it difficult to decide what he wanted to do with his future. Liam started our Football Academy in October 2017. Liam was unsure where to find work and what industry he would like to work in. Kirsty Armstrong (Progressions Coordinator) helped Liam develop an action plan and goals to work towards within the 10 week programme.
On starting the Street League Academy Nicola was unemployed and was looking for additional support in finding work. After completing her Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction in 2015, Nicola was claiming benefits and spending time searching for appropriate vacancies. Nicola initially engaged with Street League through our Dance Fitness social sessions ran by Dance Teacher Holly Clarke, were she then showed interest in joining our 10-week Employability programme.
Renaldo, aged 21, from Birmingham was working in a part time job but needed a full-time job to invest in his future. He joined Street League to improve his leadership skills and get some guidance as he already had football qualification but was unsure of the next step.
Renaldo admits that before Street League, he had a hot head because he was so passionate about football. However, the coaches helped to calm him down and this in turn improved his abilities as a player.