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 28, 2024

EA Sports and Football Beyond Borders team up in new three-year partnership to empower young people through football

‍Football Beyond Borders are proud to reveal EA Sports as our newest partner under their FC FUTURES initiative.

March 4, 2024

FBB strongly opposes the Government's Trans Guidance for Schools

The Department for Education has released a consultation on their draft Trans guidance. FBB strongly opposes the guidance. 

January 25, 2024

Can AI deliver therapeutic support to teenagers?

Last week, the BBC published an article entitled “ 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.

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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