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London Legacy Award
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Street League uses the power to sport to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged individuals in London. By engaging individuals who are at risk of social exclusion in our structured sports and education programme, participants improve their health, develop a better quality of life by extending social networks; acquire the skills and qualifications needed to progress positively in their lives, and ultimately move into sustained employment, education / training outcomes. The Street Sports programme consists of structured weekly training sessions and monthly match days with FA level 2/3 qualified coaches whom have experience and expertise of working with the hard to reach client group. This programme focuses on developing individuals soft skills around confidence, team work and timekeeping. Once engaged in this programme staff introduce participants to our educational programme, Directions 2 Work. The Directions 2 Work programme combines soft skills training with accredited courses all which have the underlying theme of sport to help individuals progress towards employment, education / further training. Courses include Route Planning, CV writing, a five week “Goals” programme, FA Level 1 Coaching, and the Community Sports Leadership Award. The Progressions programme further ensures individuals are fully supported to transition into positive outcomes through one-to-one sessions. This additional component ensures that Street League is providing a fully comprehensive A-Z service designed specifically for NEET individuals. Last year Street League worked with over 1000 individuals in London from disadvantaged backgrounds. Working closely with over 70 organisations such as homeless hostels, Job Centre Plus, Probation, Football Clubs, Drug and alcohol projects, mental health services and Prison services, we ensure that our activities best meets participants’ needs. Street League works in partnership with London Councils and businesses such as Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley and we have just successfully completed a £1.2m contract from the LDA.
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