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Streel League Academy and Street Sports (Street League)

Lucozade PowerLeague
Jason Thomson

Street League Edinburgh offer two programmes:

Programme 1: Street Sports Drop-in sessions; free drop-in fitness for all unemployed 16-24 years olds.

Programme 2: Street League Academy; a 10-week programme.

Edinburgh South West: Valley Park Community Centre, 37 Southhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8EU

Liam O’Kane: / 07808535803

Edinburgh North East: Sighthill Powerleague, 66 Bankhead Drive, Sighthill, EH11 4EQ

Kerr Allen:

Rebecca Hughes:

Programme 1: Street Sports Drop-in sessions

Street Sports Drop-in sessions are an opportunity to meet new people and get active via football or fitness. All sessions are free and open to all unemployed young people aged 16-24. These sessions are an engagement tool; from here, the Street League staff can work with individuals to arrange 1-2-1 or small group sessions to focus on opportunities and personal skills.

Drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm: Edinburgh North East

Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm: Edinburgh South West

Programme 2: Street League Academy

This 10-week programme runs at various intervals throughout the year in two locations. To ask about the next courses, see the contact details above.

1. Edinburgh South West: Sighthill Powerleague, 66 Bankhead Drive, Sighthill, EH11 4EQ

2. North East: Valley Park Community Centre, 37 Southhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8EU

Eligibility: Age 16-24, unemployed

Time: 3 days per week (Tuesday-Thursday) 10 am-2 pm

Pay: £15 per week. Participants can stay on benefits while they complete the programme and earn up to £150 by completing the course: sign-up fee & completion of course incentives.


· Group environment with 12 - 16 young people

· Get fit with daily football/physical activity sessions

· Employability sessions to get work ready: Mock interviews, CV sessions

· Complete SQA Qualifications

· Employer engagement days

· Job & Work placement opportunities

· Potential to gain SFA coaching qualification

Service Type

Employability, Health / Mental Health, and Education and training

Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement and Stage 2 / Barrier Removal

Outreach offered


We are here to offer support to what is already on offer to young people. We want to work in tandem with Jobcentre and partner agencies to ensure that messages are reiterated, and young people progress.

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