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

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


of our young people finished the year in school


young people are currently on the FBB programme


projects are being delivered this academic year


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

Latest News

March 21, 2023

Football Black List 2022: Debra Nelson

First, she was a Football Beyond Borders participant. Then she inspired a generation of girls as a practitioner. Now she's a young presenter with the world at her feet. If you didn't know already, Debra Nelson is a force of nature.

December 16, 2022

The Football For Good Gameplan

Football Beyond Borders and Common Goal brought together the football industry to a summit in London to ask: what could football’s role be in solving some of society’s biggest social problems? The result is The Football For Good Gameplan.

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.

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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