The Football Beyond Borders University Southampton Society was nominated for Community Initiative of the Year at the Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs) on the 12th May 2017. This award saw the society go up against the likes of the Southampton University First Response Scheme, Ignite, Libraries Plus, and Independent candidate Anna Kilp.
The EVAs are a celebration of the diverse and volunteering efforts made by students in the Union and the wider community. With all nominated societies from the volunteering and engagement zone invited alongside union representatives and key figures from the University’s leadership team, the event upheld a prestigious atmosphere with over 400 in attendance. The Football Beyond Borders society managed to join the likes of RAG, Medics Society, Feminist Society and many more as winners on the night.
Kelvyn, founder and former FBB Southampton Society President said “I am really proud and very humbled we have received a Community Initiative of the Year award at the EVA Awards. Knowing that under a year ago this Society was nothing but a few ideas on a notepad, the journey to this point has been challenging but also one of the most rewarding experiences of my university career. It has never once been an easy task, and I’ve learned a lot from mistakes and my experiences but I would do it all again in a heartbeat. As you all know I take my Community work incredibly seriously and hope to grow and improve in the right ways towards being a better influence in the years to come! But for now I’m just really happy for this recognition!”