Participants from Street League's South West London Academy were given the opportunity to visit the home of current Premier League leaders Chelsea as a reward for their hard work shown over the course of the programme.

Now only a week away from graduation, the trip to Stamford Bridge was a well deserved treat for the group, with four of the young people fitting in the visit around their shifts at work.

Nineteen year old Marvin, who has secured a place on a customer service training course, felt the day was a special way to mark the end of the 10 weeks. “Being here with the others from the Academy was important because these are the people who I’ve been with throughout this journey. Street League is a time of my life I won’t forget and today was a nice way to celebrate the last couple of months.”

The group made the most of having behind the scenes access to one of London’s most famous football stadiums, as they walked around the home team’s dressing room and sat in the manager’s seat in the dugout. 

Street League Progressions Coordinator Jason said: “The Academy have had a really busy few weeks with mock interviews and doing their functional skills exams so this was a chance for them to have a bit of fun. It was a thank you to the young people for their commitment and hard work throughout the course of the programme.”