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The Power of Street League

1 May 2014

Young people can boost their career prospects

AFC Wimbledon’s link-up with Street League has achieved great results for young people aiming to boost their career prospects and there’s still time to sign-up for this summer’s academy.

Wimbledon’s award-winning community coaching team last year joined forces with the renowned national charity Street League, 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.

The 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 an eight-week course. Successful completion of the course can 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 make young people more employable.

 for more information and contacts.Street LeagueA taster session for new recruits who wish to join the AFC Wimbledon and Street League Academy will take place on Wednesday, 7 May from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm at Tooting & Mitcham United FC. Click on 

Speaking at the recent launch of AFC Wimbledon’s Charitable Foundation, Street League Operations Manager Paul Evans said: “All across the UK we have used the power of football to change lives by tackling youth unemployment. About a year ago we were looking for football clubs that we could partner with to help people in the community and AFC Wimbledon fitted the bill.

“Students combine football and education in an eight-week course and we what we’ve achieved has been amazing. In the first AFC Wimbledon Academy, 20 out of 26 students moved into positive outcomes. That means into either jobs or further training and I think that’s incredible.”

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