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

98%

of our young people finished the year in school

1,500

young people are currently on the FBB programme

91

projects are being delivered this academic year

78%

of our Year 11 cohort attained a Level 4 or above in English and Maths

Latest News

March 23, 2022

Britain's Beacon of Hope

With almost a year to date since the govt-backed report on race and ethnic disparities suggested that the world should look to Britain as a beacon of hope on race. The Child Q case brought issues of institutional racism to the forefront.

March 8, 2022

Unapologetically Us

To celebrate International Women’s Day and all the women and non-binary people in the FBB family and beyond, we have launched the Unapologetically Us zine created and brought to you by the FBB girls.

March 3, 2022

Therapists in Tracksuits

How to engage our most vulnerable teenagers with early stage mental health support.

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 and half-termly reward visits.

Our ImpacT



FBB impacts the lives of young people at risk of exclusion. 78% of our programme graduates achieved a level 4 or above in their English and maths GCSEs. This compares to 56% of young people eligible for pupil premium nationally.

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