Street League in Scotland celebrated a landmark day with a visit from the Barclays Premier League trophy to its Paisley Academy.

The national charity has moved past the 75% mark towards its target of 1000 young people progressed into employment, education and training across Scotland throughout 2015.

And to mark the achievement, a football tournament took place involving more than 100 past and present Street League participants from Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire.

Participants also had the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the world-famous trophy. Street League was chosen for inclusion on the tour from hundreds of institutions who have taken part in a Barclays LifeSkills volunteer-led session this year.

David Bruce, Head of Corporate Relations for Barclays in Scotland said: “Barclays is delighted to reward Street League, one of our Active LifeSkills participants, with a visit from the iconic Barclays Premier League trophy. LifeSkills is Barclays flagship citizenship programme aiming to improve the employability skills of one million young people by the end of 2015 – a figure we hit in January 2015, 11 months early.”

Scott Black, Youth and Community Coach for Street League, thanked Barclays for their support and spoke about the power of football to change young people’s lives.

He said: “You see young people growing from the first day not knowing anyone, to the end of the programme when they really apply themselves. It’s like night and day. I’m a massive believer that football is more than just a sport.”