Street League, UK

Logo of Street League: Change Lives Through Football

Key Facts

  • Research shows that young people are among the worst affected by the economic down turn.
  • There are 1 million 16-25 year olds out of work in the UK; many from the British Asian community.
  • One out of every 10 young people in the UK is not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Street League’s Response

Street League uses the power of football to get the most disadvantaged youth into work, education or training. Street League works with 16-25 year olds not in education, employment or training; offenders and substance users. Through its structured football programmes, Street League builds the confidence, life skills and qualifications necessary for young people to construct their futures. Seventy-five percent of Street League’s participants progress into jobs or college, all through the power of football. Over the last 10 years, Street League has worked with more than 22,000 young people.

Our Support

The British Asian Trust is funding the establishment and running of a new Street League Academy in Stratford, London, an area with a large proportion of British Asian youth.

Charity News & Events

The partnership between Street League, The British Asian Trust and Sony was announced at the British Asian Sports Awards.


The British Asian Sports Awards (BASA) chose Street League as the beneficiary of its charity auction in 2011. BASA is run by Sony Entertainment Television Asia.