The University has been working in partnership with Street League for a number of years now, helping them to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and adults who are 16 plus and NEET (Not in Education Employment Training) using the power of sport. Street League is part of the national Street League sport delivery system (www.streetleague.co.uk), which is internationally recognised by FIFA, the official charity of the FA and 10 Downing Street for 2011. It uses football and fitness to develop a better quality of life, acquire life skills, relevant qualifications, and make positive choices as they make the transition towards employment, independent living and other positive outcomes.
Street League delivers weekly football sessions out of CitySpace, whilst their Academy Programme, runs at difference stages throughout the year. The Academy is an 8 week program which allows participants to engage in daily activity held at the University, not only does the Academy allow participants to gain vital qualifications and knowledge; it helps install routine settings and life skills.