Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Jamie Carragher Supports Street League Liverpool

Wed 9th Oct 2013 | Money & Finance

Street League, the charity which uses football to tackle youth unemployment, is to be supported in Liverpool by Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation.

The Anfield legend retired from playing this summer after a glittering career with his hometown club, and has been using funds from his testimonial year to support organisations which are helping young people on Merseyside.

Street League, which is also supported in Liverpool by Hyundai, Comic Relief and Laureus, use football to engage with marginalised young adults who are facing the biggest barriers to employment.

Now based in seven cities across the UK, an amazing 81% of Street League Academy graduates move into work and training.

Carragher said: “Street League use the power of football to help young unemployed people in Liverpool get into work and training, and the Jamie Carragher 23 Foundation is delighted to be supporting them with this grant.”

Daniel Harvey, 17, recently graduated from the Liverpool Academy programme and has subsequently begun an apprenticeship in catering. He said: “I first found out about Street League when I moved to Garston.

“During the Academy, the staff helped me look at the different options available to me. They helped me with preparing for interviews and writing application forms. I have now got my apprenticeship place and I am looking forward to starting in October. I would like to thank everyone from Street League for their help.”

Paul Harris, who is Operations Manager for Street League Liverpool, said: “We are delighted to have the backing of the 23 Foundation to help up grow our activities in Merseyside.

“This funding will allow us to directly engage with more young people from the area who are facing barriers to employment, and help to change their lives through football.”


Street League’s next eight-week Academy in the city kicks off at Garston Lifestyles, Long Lane, Liverpool, L19 6PE on October 14. If you are aged 16 to 25, unemployed and would like to join the programme, please contact Paul Harris on 07887 530335 or at paul.harris@streetleague.co.uk

Are you a business in Merseyside? Whether you are looking for an apprentice, part or full time-staff or are able to provide work experience opportunities, Street League would love to hear from you. Please contact Paul Gallon on 07919 100826 or at pauline.gallon@streetleague.co.uk


 Posted by: Aaron Gourley

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.




If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Mats Hummels Joins Juan Mata For Common Goal

Thu 17th Aug 2017 | Money & Finance

Bayern Munich and Manchester United stars unite behind Common Goal #CommonGoal World Cup winner and Bayern Munich player Mats Hummels has become the second footballer to join Common Goal , pledging 1%...

Aldershot Town Gets Financial Support From Council

Tue 15th Aug 2017 | Money & Finance

Aldershot Town Football Club has confirmed that Rushmoor Borough Council has agreed to a package of financial support for the club, including rent and rates relief, until 2021. Following on-field...

Chinese debts emphasize need for local players’ association

Thu 27th Jul 2017 | Money & Finance

FIFPro is ready to offer assistance to professional footballers in China and other parts of the world where local player associations do not yet exist. Media reports this week revealed several Chinese...

SPFL: No fresh tax scheme sanctions against Rangers

Wed 26th Jul 2017 | Money & Finance

The SPFL Board today announced, following legal advice from eminent Senior Counsel, Gerry Moynihan Q.C., that there will be no further disciplinary proceedings taken by the SPFL connected with the use...