A great opportunity for young people
AFC Wimbledon’s link-up with the Street League Academy has proven hugely successful so far and we’re now looking for more young people to sign-up for the programme.
The AFC Wimbledon Community Football Scheme last summer joined forces with Street League, a renowned charity which uses the power of football to change the lives of young people aged 16-25, who are not currently in education, employment or training.
Combining football with education to make young people more employable, the first AFC Wimbledon Street League Academy had 19 graduates from the course and every student either continued in education or managed to get a job (our picture above shows last year's crop meeting Neal Ardley at the training ground).
to e-mail Joe.Street League Those interested in signing up can attend a taster session on Wednesday, 5 February, at Colliers Wood Recreation Ground from 1.30 pm until 2.30 pm. Following attendance at the Street Football sessions you may be selected to join the Academy, beginning with the induction day on Monday, 10 February (9.00 am start), at the Holiday Inn, Colliers Wood. If you cannot attend the Street League taster session, then it may still be possible to join the Street League Academy by getting in touch with Joe Roberts. Click on
The AFC Wimbledon Street League Academy delivers a football and education programme which consists of two hours on the pitch and the same amount of time in the classroom per day during a seven-week course. Successful completion of the programme will lead to a CSLA (Community Sports Leaders Award) and an NOCN (National Open College Network) qualification. Working on CV’s and mock interviews are also part of the training experience to complement these qualifications and prepare young people for employment.
.AFC WimbledonTo view our story on the official website from last year’s successful launch, click on