After more than eight years of leading the charity, Matt Stevenson-Dodd will be stepping down as CEO to pursue new opportunities beyond Street League. During the time that Matt has led the organisation, with support from our funders and partners, Street League has grown significantly to help many thousands of young people change their lives through the power of sport.

On behalf of the trustees, Chair Mike Parker, said:

It has been a privilege working with Matt over these past seven and a half years. During this time, Matt’s drive for growth has enabled Street League to successfully increase its social impact and support a greater number of young people across the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

Matt has developed and led a strong capable team that, alongside our Board of trustees, are all committed to the future success of the charity. We thank Matt for his commitment to Street League and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

Matt said, “I have been honoured to lead Street League since 2010. During this time, we have been on a brilliant journey, progressing from the small organisation few had heard of, through to becoming the first ever volunteering partner for No 10 Downing Street in 2011, and now leading the charity sector with our call for clarity and drive for transparent impact reporting.

My proudest moments though have always come from hearing about the changes individual young people have made in their lives. These are the moments when Street League is at its best and they are happening every single day all over the UK because of the amazing work by the team.”


Moving forward, Matt will be continuing the work he began at Street League around impact measurement and transparent impact reporting by working with other charities and social enterprises to help them develop in this area.

In the interim, Street League’s Senior Management Team will be leading the organisation until the Board finalise a recruitment plan for Matt’s successor.