FBB’s very own Nuh and Sameed take on the Manchester Half Marathon for FBB
Football Beyond Borders (FBB) started working in the North West of England in January 2019. Having started with just two frontline staff and four partner schools, we have undergone a period of rapid growth and now work with over 150 young people each week in 12 school projects across the region in Manchester, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley and more. From September, our staff team has tripled in size and we are very lucky to have FBB’s very own Nuh and Sameed taking in part in the Manchester Half Marathon this Sunday along with two amazing volunteers, Shan and Rabz.
FBB’s programmes work with young people during the school term but we also offer them additional provisions during the school holidays, when young people are often stuck with very little avenues for support and engagement. It costs us £100 per participant to deliver holiday programmes which have a transformational impact on the lives of our participants. Our aim is to help young people develop the key social and emotional skills to flourish both in and out of school, reframing their attitude towards education through the development of strong relationships with relatable role models.
We cannot do this without the support of committed individuals who are willing to #GoBeyond to support our mission. If you’re in Manchester this Sunday, come out to support Nuh, Sameed, Rabz, and Shan, chat with our staff, and find out how you can get involved to grow our team in the North West. If you’re not around this weekend, please do what you can to support their fundraising pages below.
FBB’s North West Development Lead, Clifford Harrop, said
“We’re so lucky to have a committed staff team and volunteers who are willing to put their bodies on the line to support FBB. We’ve just set up our basecamp at the Millennium Powerhouse in Moss Side, allowing us to further our mission and presence in the North West, so now is as good a time as any to get involved.
We have laid important foundations and now wish to grow our programs across the region and engender an enduring sense of community and ownership in the North West, both for the young people we work with and the special few committed individuals who help our cause.”
Football Beyond Borders is a registered UK charity which uses the power of football to tackle inequality and provide opportunities for young people to achieve their goals and make their voices heard.
"I have been extremely impressed with the high level of football coaching that FBB offer. The sessions are really well thought out for all abilities and really develop the mental and physical attributes required in football."
Thomas Bateman, Teacher
Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Croydon
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