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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

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