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

May 21, 2024

Brave New World: FBB at 10

Step into the future at the FBB Annual Showcase, the most anticipated event of our year!

May 1, 2024

The Power of Relationships to Support Absenteeism

Attendance is a huge challenge for schools. We've taken a look at the context, what the political parties are suggesting, and provided some examples of work we've done to support young people.

April 18, 2024

Football Beyond Borders and Pro Bono Economics: Investing in trusted adult relationships

Football Beyond Borders and Pro Bono Economics release report highlighting the economic and wellbeing benefits of a trusted adult relationship for young people at 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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