The FBB x PARK SCC “Pass A Ball” project is a World Cup legacy piece that explores the power of football to tackle social issues and promote social inclusivity and togetherness across borders.
Young people on the FBB Primary School programme, looked at different moments where sport has gone beyond the sporting arena and has influenced a social issue. Our participants from Beckmead and St John’s Angell Town schools engaged in a six-week project to design a patch for a football, which will then be produced by PARK. In those six-weeks, the young people spent time looking at the intersection of sports in society and the significant role, impact and meaning football has both to them and society at large. Their final designs saw them send message of hope to those young people the footballs would be distributed to across the world.
“We see everyday how powerful football is. By harnessing young people’s passion for kicking a ball, we are able to use football as a catalyst for transformative change” notes Football Beyond Borders’ (FBB) Head of Delivery Joseph Watfa. He added: “When the opportunity to partner with Park came about we were incredibly excited because it gave our young people an opportunity to put into practice the message of inclusiveness and togetherness, that through football, we champion”.
Speaking about partnering with FBB, PARK’s Chief Ball Officer Sam Davy explains, “PARK is a progressive youthful soccer brand, therefore partnering with similar minded charities is so important to the success of the Pass-A-Ball Project. That’s why we have chosen to collaborate with a charity like FBB that understand and value the transformative capacity of the sport.”
Have a look at the video below to see our FBB young people’s journey to Pass A Ball!