Kelvyn Quagraine: FBB Wanderers participant, Southampton University, Forward
Kelvyn met FBB Founder Jasper Kain at a University summer school where Jasper was carrying out workshops. Jasper invited Kelyvn to join the weekly FBB football sessions at Kennington Park, and Kelvyn has been part of the #FBBFamily ever since. A natural leader, Kelvyn was able to benefit from one-to-one mentoring support and advice about his future career. Kelyvn is now at the University of Southampton, where he hopes to set up an FBB student society.
“FBB teaches us that regardless of your ability, appearance or attributes, you can make a positive difference. At FBB – everyone matters.”
Julva “Tank” Tumba: FBB Wanderers participant, Nandos Worker, Centre-Back
As our weekly football sessions in Kennington grew in size, word spread quickly around South London – and Tank’s friends were soon inviting him to join in. Over the last year, Tank has become a well-loved member of the FBB Wanderers side, growing in confidence and improving his fitness too. Tank now works full time at Nando’s in Camberwell – an interview FBB helped him get. It has helped him financially and allowed him to support his family too.
“FBB gives opportunities to people who are not normally afforded them. It gives people who have very little to do, something to do! It also develops you as both a person and a footballer and builds your confidence.”
Matthew: FBB Schools participant, Student at Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Croydon, Central Defender
When Matthew began with FBB he had been banned from playing for the school team because of his constant exclusion from class and was considered to be the worst behaved kids in his year group. His behaviour and efforts at school have improved markedly over the course of the 1st year of our FBB Schools programme at his school, and so Matthew was one of 12 students rewarded with a place on the first ever FBB Schools tour to Scotland.
“Since I became involved with FBB, it has changed my attitude. I now want to work hard because I know that I get to be part of the football team if I do.”
Timon, FBB Wanderers participant, Camberwell, Defensive Midfielder
Timon attended our first ever session and has been part of the project ever since, a testament to our strong relationship with our partners Youth Futures, who introduced us to him as a young man looking to use football to achieve his goals. He has now secured a job as youth worker in Camberwell whilst also being a key player for our newly formed FBB Wanderers development team.
“It started as a small project and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Being involved with the FBB process has really broadened my horizons and I feel like it has opened a new world to me.”
Albert Guilherme: FBB Brazil Legacy projects participant, Salvador, Striker
Albert is typical of millions of young Brazilians – he loves football but he’s angry that it’s bringing no benefit for him and his community. Albert was involved with everything that FBB delivered in Salvador – he studied English with us, his family hosted international fans, and he played for Germany in the Favela World Cup.
“FBB has made me feel part of the World Cup. I’m going to meet fans, play in the Favela World Cup and I’ve been able to improve my English. My dream now is to come to England to see Manchester City play.”