Football Beyond Borders uses the power of football as an educational tool to inspire young people to achieve their goals and make their voices heard.
We are an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to provide young people with the opportunity to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. We do this through our football themed, literacy curriculum which puts a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their education.
Our FBB Schools programme exists to tackle the linked problems of educational underachievement and social exclusion for young people from economically disadvantaged communities. We use football themed educational activities to develop the behaviour for learning, literacy skills and motivation of disengaged students.
Our innovative approach is producing significant changes in the behaviour and attitudes of our participants. Results from the 40 students who have completed the first year of our FBB Schools programme showed that school attendance increased from 91.2% to 96.2%, while the number of incidences of bad behaviour dropped by 27%.
In the 2016/2017 school year, we are delivering 18 FBB Schools programmes to 320 young people at schools across south and east London.
Our FBB Women’s Football programme offers free-of-charge football training sessions to get more women playing football. The sessions are women-only, open to all ages an abilities and are run by young female coaches seeking to make their way in professional coaching.
FBB TV is our very own youth-led football media platform that provides young people from our programmes with the training and opportunities to produce their own media. Our young presenters have interviewed important figures in football such as Premier League stars Santi Cazorla, Gary Neville, Yaya Toure and Yannick Bolasie, England Women’s footballer Lianne Sanderson, Sky Sport’s pundits Guillem Balague, Kate Abdo and Jim White. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel here.
For more information about our work please see the Projects section on our website.
You can download our 2015 Impact Report here:
You can download our annual Trustee reports here: