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

11x

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

Latest News

January 25, 2024

Can AI deliver therapeutic support to teenagers?

Last week, the BBC published an article entitled “Character.ai: Young people turning to AI therapist bots” - we asked our Head of Clinical Services, Stefan Imeson, to respond with his thoughts about what this could mean for young people.

September 21, 2023

FBB are back to school: Where are we at with SEL?

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and why is it now more important than ever?

April 28, 2023

Unapologetically Us Zine is Launched

The FBB Unapologetically Us curriculum module aims to give girls and non-binary young people a safe space to feel and process a full spectrum of emotions. This zine has been released to centre their stories and celebrate their brilliance.

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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