Street League's North Lanarkshire participants were rewarded for their hard work shown during the Academy programme with a visit to Celtic Park for the club’s stadium tour.

Nearing week nine, the group are coming into the final stages of the 10 week programme and will be looking to move into either training, work, or education when they graduate in November.

The trip to Celtic Park was a first time for many of the young people, who got to soak up the atmosphere of sitting in a 60,000 seater stadium. It was also a chance for them to learn about the history of the club as they were shown archived video footage and photos of managers past and present.

Nineteen year-old Martin McShane, who is a lifelong Celtic fan, said: “I really enjoyed the trip, it was great to learn more about the history and see the stadium of the team I've supported ever since I was born. I'm very thankful to John, Debbie and everyone else at Street League for a very memorable day.”

The participants also got to sit in the home side's dressing room where they took photos and got a feel of what it would be to walk down the tunnel and out onto the pitch.

Progressions Coordinator Debbie Smithson said: “It was a great way to say well done to the participants for all the effort and commitment they’ve shown during the Academy. There’s a real sense of camaraderie within the group, and as staff we’re confident all of the young people can move into positive outcomes when they finish the programme.”