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Welcome to Street League - Sheffield

What we do 

We support unemployed 16-24 year olds to move into sustained employment using the power of sport.

Our award-winning programmes operate in 14 cities and 36 local communities in England and Scotland.

We believe that school or college isn't for everyone. It doesn't work for some and certainly isn't the only way to succeed. At Street League, you can play sport everyday, learn key skills and get the qualifications you need to get a job and get paid. It’s not about having mad football skills or dancing like Beyonce, it’s about having the determination to move into work (and having fun at the same time!).



How it works

•16-25 and out of work, education or training? OK great... read on.

•Join our FREE 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-to-1 support with career advice and mentoring, including once you've moved into a new job. •Opportunity to take nationally recognised qualifications •Daily sports and fitness activities with our trained football and dance coaches.

•Opportunity for up to 100-hour work experience with one of our great partners, such as Barclays, Jewson, Debenhams, Hilton and Hyundai.

•Plus... travel expenses paid and £50 worth of free Nike sportswear. Does it really work?

•YES! We helped 1,281 young people last year into jobs or training •We found jobs, apprenticeships, and training programmes for young people in 23 different industries (Top 3 were retail, hospitality, and construction).

•79% achieved at least one new qualification.

About us

We engage young people through the Power of Sport. Sport teaches teamwork, leadership, discipline and competitive spirit – not only beneficial on the pitch or in the dance studio, but also essential for the world of work.

At Street League we deliver employability services held together by the power of sport, offering a growing range of activities designed to appeal to different groups of disadvantaged young people.

Sport is integral to making Street League work – it brings people together, enables them to feel physically and mentally healthier, teaches key skills like discipline, communication and team work, and is one of the most powerful engagement tools when working with hard to reach young people. Whether it’s through the power of football or dance fitness, we are focussed on helping our young people achieve sustainable change in their lives.

We strive to be efficient and effective in everything we do, ambitious for Street League to continue to grow and have an even greater impact in eradicating youth unemployment. Young people come to Street League in various ways, referred by unemployment offices and other social services outlets, youth workers, the probation service, through word of mouth, or via our online social media channels and refer-a-friend schemes. During this time our staff develop a relationship with the young people and begin to talk about their aspirations with the intention, when an individual is ready, to join an Academy course.

This process lasts approximately two months and although classroom-based, sport remains an integral part, and gives ‘students’ the skills and support they need to progress into education, training or work, with the support of Street League. Street League Football Our roots are in Street League Football; it is the platform on which we built our charity and it continues to be the primary sport for Street League in 2016, representing 95% of our total participants. Football is the national sport and is an incredible engagement tool. From walking into a community with a bag of footballs, right through to achieving a six month sustained job outcome, football is the glue to our Street League Football programme.

Through our Academy programme, participants become fitter and more active which in turn means their minds become fitter and more active. We teach Maths and English in a way which is relevant, fun and engaging – by using football and sporting examples to bring the subjects to life both on the pitch and in the classroom, and ultimately help young people learn the skills they need to get and sustain a job.  “We're trying to help young people out of unemployment and into a career path. It's great that football has the power to engage young people and to see the smiles on their faces when the footballs come out.” 

Michael Owen, Former England Footballer

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Street League - Sheffield through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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