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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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%).
We exist to change the lives of young people
There are thousands of young people who are passionate about football but are not fulfilling their potential at school.Learn more
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