Street League Gets Kitted Out

6 September 2012

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When a young person joins the Street League Academy, it’s important that he or she quickly feels like part of the team.

That’s why staff and participants at Street League’s Clyde Gateway Programme in Glasgow were especially keen to show their appreciation when they received a cheque for £9,923 from People’s Postcode Trust.

The funding is being used to purchase kit and equipment for young people attending their Academy programme in Scotland. The new equipment, including footballs, cones and ladders, will be used in the delivery of Street League sessions and the Sports Coaching and Leadership qualifications that Street League offer across the country.

After presenting the cheque Stephen Naysmith, Trustee of People’s Postcode Trust (pictured), had the opportunity to meet and chat with participants from the programme at East End Healthy Living Centre. They gave him an insight into their experiences of youth unemployment as well as their thoughts on Street League’s Academy programme, what they had achieved and what they hoped to achieve on completion.

Brian Lennox, Operations Manager for Glasgow, said: “The award from People’s Postcode Trust is a fantastic boost for Scotland.  It allows us to deliver our programmes with high-quality equipment and the branding gives Street League a strong identity within local communities.”

The Academy programme is funded through Clyde Gateway URC and provides unemployed young people from within the area the opportunity to gain new skills and experience and provides support to access opportunities in employment, education and training.

Across the UK, three out of four graduates from the Street League Academy programme go on to get a job or return to education and training.

It was the second award Street League have received from the People’s Postcode Trust in Scotland, after initially receiving funds in 2010.

Read more about Street League and their array of employment programmes here...