Case Studies


Name: Jada, Age: 16

FBB Programme: Youth Leader, FFEM
Started with FBB: April 2015
Best times with FBB: Winning London Youth’s 2015 Young Volunteer of the Year Award for her work with FBB.
What she says about FBB: “Being involved with FBB has shown me that women aren’t limited to doing anything in the world. Not just in football but anything in the world.”
What her teachers say about her: “Since becoming part of FBB Jada has not looked back, it has given her the opportunity to channel her energy very positively and use all of her talents to help herself and others. She has become far more settled at school and is now very focussed on her goals, the turnaround has been amazing to watch.”


Name: Mehrshad, Age: 14

FBB Programme: FBB Schools
Started with FBB: February 2014
Best times with FBB: Interviewing Yannick Bolasie for FBB TV
What he says about FBB: “I cannot imagine my life without FBB. It would be rubbish, I wouldn’t enjoy coming to school and I would not feel as confident as I do now, I feel like I can do anything. How many people my age have interviewed a professional footballer and been on a football tour to Scotland and Barcelona.”
What his teachers say about him: “It is great to see how Mehrshad has grown. He is becoming a charming, mature and humorous young man. Football Beyond Borders has given him something to feel proud of and it has done wonders for his self-esteem.”


Name: Matthew, Age: 14

FBB Programme: FBB Schools
Started with FBB: February 2014
Best times with FBB: Winning a tournament for FBB on the pitch at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and then being awarded the trophy by Robert Pires.
What he says about FBB: “FBB has shown us a different path in life and helped teenagers become men with a real sense of hope about our futures. They have helped us to realise that we all have different talents and opinions and that these should be respected.”
What his teachers say about him: “Matthew has developed immensely in Football Beyond Borders. He has become much more focused in school as he now has much more pride in himself. He feels like he is part of something and he feels like he is a leader.”


Name: Isaiah, Age: 10

FBB Programme: FBB Schools
Started with FBB: February 2016
Best times with FBB: Going on the FBB Schools tour to Woodrow High House in June 2016.
What he says about FBB: “FBB means – brilliant, amazing and fantastic. It’s taught me that it’s all about the team and the team effort. It’s about giving other people the chance to shine.”
What his teachers say about him: “He’s a real leader and FBB has given him an outlet to demonstrate that. He’s always shown excellent focus in classroom sessions and his attitude on the football pitch is highly commendable, both in terms of the personal effort he puts in as well as the respect he shows to all other players.”

Name: Jasser, Age: 10

FBB Programme: FBB Schools
Started with FBB: February 2016
Best times with FBB: Getting to the football final of the FBB Woodrow High House tournament.
What he says about FBB: “FBB means – team, caring and fun. People should support FBB because it’s a community that’s good, it helps with your learning, it will make you better at football and they care about you.”

What his teachers say about him: “Jasser’s willingness to participate in classroom sessions has improved dramatically. He has become much more engaged in group discussions and always wants to contribute. He’s now quick to offer praise and encouragement to teammates and also looks to learn from his own mistakes in order to make greater personal improvements.”