Street League has been helping Clyde Gateway celebrate its success in providing the residents of Rutherglen with an ever-increasing number of job and training opportunities.

Clyde Gateway is Scotland’s biggest urban regeneration company. Since 2009, more than 800 local people have been supported into jobs following their participation in an employability project supported by the company. Continued investment over the next 12 months into these activities, delivered by Street League and other partners, will help a further 200 residents into work or education.

Clyde Gateway is responsible for a huge physical regeneration of the area, and board member Councillor Denis McKenna said: “This physical regeneration has been matched with a number of specially provided employability programmes delivered directly by experienced and knowledgeable locally-based partners that have brought outstanding results and real benefits to so many people.” 

Street League focuses on helping unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds get into work and training. Scott Smith runs the Clyde Gateway programme from the Toryglen Football Centre located close to the National Stadium at Hampden Park.

He said: “Street League has been involved with Clyde Gateway since 2010 and the vast majority of our Academy graduates have gone into all sorts of jobs and employment, or taken up the chance to go to college or university, and not just in sports and leisure.

“Youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems in modern society and what we have been able to do, thanks to specific funding from Clyde Gateway, is provide local residents, including those living in Rutherglen, with a challenging but enjoyable training programme followed by a work placement. Street League has an excellent and proud track record of achievements and we are delighted to be able to play our part in this exceptional and world-class regeneration programme.”