Street League and how to help Sunderland & Shields jobless


Salut! Sunderland has been asked to give a little space to a fund-racing project bringing together the football charity Street League and the table football people Foosball UK..

Street League sets out to deliver “football and employability programmes to some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people” and claims “countless success stories” working with 16-25 year olds who may be unemployed, not in education or training or had trouble with the courts or substance abuse.

Regular sessions for jobless young people are held at City Space in Sunderland and Temple Park leisure centre in South Shields, as well as many other parts of the North East where Sunderland supporters are less likely to be found.

Street League has linked up with Foosball UK in the auction of what is described as an “awesome Street League-inspired graffiti foosball table”. If that sounds as comprehensible as classical Greek, take a quick look at the YouTube clip and you may get a clearer idea.

The main thing is that the proceeds will go to Street League programmes that use football’s powerful appeal to help disadvantaged young people into or back into employment, education and training.

Street League and Foosball believe the quality of the table and the cause should ensure high interest and a selling price “upwards of £1,000”. The 10-day auction takes place on ebay between now and next Thursday (Oct 20) and bids can be placed by going to this ebay link.

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