How FBB Youth leaders helped get their football pitch refurbished in Angell Town. Timon Dixon and his friends dreamed of having a proper place for a kickabout. Today they can celebrate!
Back in October 2015, we were featured in the Evening Standard (here) after FBB Youth Leaders (led by Timon Dixon, an Angell Town resident) were successful in their long-running campaign to get a dilapidated pitch in their local community refurbished. The campaign gained support from the Evening Standard and convinced Lambeth council to make it possible. Watch their original campaign video on FBB TV below:
It’s not good enough for people to complain that our local communities are lacking in opportunities. Those who feel strongly about it have to be the ones to make the change. I see a young me in many of the boys I work with and hope that one day they will come back to Angell Town or somewhere similar and support young people through the work they do.” Jack Badu, Head of Coaching at Football Beyond Borders
Last week the pitch was fully repaired and now FBB coaches will be delivering weekly sessions from 6 to 7 for primary school aged children and 7 to 8 for secondary school pupils. This will provide the local Brixton community with the opportunity to receive high-quality football coaching for free!