Soccer AM has announced it will support the national football charity Street League again this season.

The popular Sky TV show, which is broadcast every Saturday morning throughout the football season, has been supporting the charity since 2012 by donating proceeds from the sale of its t-shirts.

Street League uses the power of football to tackle youth unemployment across the UK. Based in 14 regions across England and Scotland, and a first Academy opening soon in Northern Ireland, it specialises in changing the lives of young people from challenging backgrounds through an award-winning Academy programme which mixes football and education. 

Watch the video below: Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden, who is an ambassador for the charity, visits the Street League Academy in Hartlepool. 

Max said: “Everyone at Soccer AM is really behind Street League. I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the Academies and have listened to the young people talk about how the charity has helped them get their lives back on track. It’s inspiring stuff, and I’d encourage any young person out there looking for work and needing support to get in contact with Street League.”

Street League Chief Executive Matt Stevenson-Dodd said: “Street League has exciting plans to expand into more cities over the next few years, and we can’t thank Soccer AM enough for their continued support in helping raise awareness of our work.”

Street League works with unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds from the most challenging backgrounds, many of whom have left formal education with few or no qualifications. It provides a 10-week Academy programme which mixes football and education, and provides key employability skills and qualifications.

This is followed by a six-week Work Placement during which Street League staff work closely with the employer, and provide ongoing aftercare and support for our graduates.

Soccer AM t shirts featuring the Street League hashtag #ChangeLivesThroughFootball will soon be available for pre-order from the Sky Sports online shop