Football Beyond Borders participant smiling in classroom
Football Beyond Borders girls programme
We are an education
and social inclusion
charity

using the poweR of football to change the lives of young people

95%

of our young people finished the year in school

2,000

young people are currently on the FBB programme

126

projects are being delivered this academic year

6.5x

more likely for our young people to pass their English & maths GCSEs than those excluded into alternative provision

Latest News

November 30, 2022

Relationships can change the world

FBB was set up through the belief that football is one of the most powerful tools in the world to build relationships. Read about why we focus on developing them.

November 17, 2022

Let’s Create Our Own Legacy: Football For Good

The world is in flux. Governments are changing. Living standards are falling. Goalposts are shifting. In amongst all this, there’s a World Cup approaching. Let's ensure it leaves a legacy we can be proud of.

September 30, 2022

WATCH: FBB on BBC Panorama - Why Kids Miss School

We featured on BBC One's episode of Panorama: Why Kids Miss School. The episode follows Bradley, a 15 year old on the FBB programme. Find out more about his story and how our approach can help keep young people in school.

Our Mission

We work with young people who are passionate about football, but disengaged at school, in order to support them to finish school with the skills and grades to successfully transition to adulthood.

Therapeutic Approach


Our approach is built around long-term trusting relationships between young people and culturally competent practitioners with lived experience. Our counsellors and therapists marry a deep, personal understanding of the communities our young people live in with the highest level of therapeutic training and qualifications.  Find out more here.

Our Programme


Our programme is delivered to groups of up to 16 students, beginning in Year 8, and combines weekly two-hour sessions divided between one hour in the classroom and one hour on the football pitch alongside therapeutic interventions, in-school pastoral support and half-termly reward visits.

Our ImpacT



FBB impacts the lives of young people at risk of exclusion. Our students were 6.5 times more likely to achieve pass grades for their English and maths GCSEs (59%) compared to the average for students who are excluded into alternative provision (9%).

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