"Getting a job in sport has been great and Street League’s Academy has helped me massively in getting there" - Sammi

Looking for job vacancies, work experience, apprenticeships or training in Middlesbrough or Tees Valley? Looking to find a career that suits you? Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time or temporary work, or gaining a place at college or a new qualification, Street League can help you achieve your goals.

In the past twelve months, we’ve helped over 1,700 young people find work and training in retail, hospitality, warehousing, construction, customer service and the sports industry. We work with a national network of top employers, such as DHL, Jewson, Hilton, Premier Inn.

At Street League you will play sport every day and learn the key skills to get a job and get paid. So what are you waiting for?

How it works

  • 16-24 and out of work, education or training? OK great... read on.
  • Join our FREE 10-week sport and employability courses - based in 14 cities around the UK.
  • Support with work skills, life skills and getting you ready for work i.e. CV writing, Interview skills.
  • 1-1 support with career advice and mentoring
  • Opportunity to take nationally recognised qualifications
  • Daily sports and fitness activities from our trained football and dance coaches.
  • Opportunity for work experience with one of our great partners, such as Barclays, Jewson, Debenhams, Hilton and Hyundai.
  • Plus... travel expenses paid and FREE Nike sportswear.

One click to change your life.

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Read more detail about Our Programmes and FAQ.

To speak to our Tees Valley team contact Frank Keogh:[email protected] 

Tees Valley Programmes - Locations & Details

Street League Football - Tees Valley

  • Overview: Football Academy designed to support unemployed 16-24-year-olds to move into education, employment and training.
  • Location: Pallister Park Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough TS3 7AR
  • Includes: Employability and work skills training, professional football coaching every day, daily social activities, 100-hour work placement
  • Programme hours: 15 - 20 hours per week, Monday to Thursday
  • Other benefits: Free Nike kit, plus travel costs and we also run a team in a Monday night 6-a-side league where our participants get the opportunity to play competitive football

Real people, real stories.

Don't just take our word for it! Here are some of our recent "graduates" who can tell you in their own words why they would recommend Street League.



  • Paul Shepherd - Operations Manager
  • Adam Gell - Progressions Coordinator
  • Chris Fairless - Youth and Community Coach
  • Frank Keogh - Engagement & Aftercare Coordinator

Local endorsements 

Former Middlesbrough player Neil Maddison visited the Academy and presented certificates to our participants during their graduation ceremony in June 2016. 

Funding partners 

We're very grateful to our funding partners:


We're very grateful to our employer partners who support our work placements: