BORO stars Geremi and Joseph-Desire Job have helped launch Middlesbrough Football Club's latest community initiative with a cake cutting ceremony at the Cellnet Riverside Stadium.

The Enterprise Academy is a three-year scheme aimed at introducing 11 to 19-year-olds across the Tees Valley area to the world of business and self-employment.

Supported by Middlesbrough and Stockton borough councils, the project is funded through a Government programme.

Project manager Michael Glenn said: "The Enterprise Academy is all about giving young people the confidence to try out their ideas and provide them with support as they look to move into the often confusing world of employment.

"If we can encourage those we are able to work with to make the most of their potential, then we will see them impacting on the region's economy in years to come."