The FBB TV Youth Voices programme has been nominated for a prestigious Beyond Sport award, in the category of “Sport for Innovation & Tech”. FBB TV Youth Voices is an innovative programme which aims to provide talented and ambitious young people from our FBB Schools programme with digital media, film making and public speaking skills. It has recently seen 7 participants graduate successfully from it’s first ever pilot programme which has been running for the last 6 months.
This is the second year in a row that FBB has been nominated for a Beyond Sport award, with last year our FBB Schools programme being nominated for a Sport for Education Award.
FBB’s Head of Communications Tom Perez was delighted by the announcement, saying: “This is a hugely proud moment for everyone at FBB, and particularly for the young FBB TV Youth Voices Team who have now become the key content creators at FBB. Not only have they all learnt how to film, edit, produce and present film – they have created some brilliant content along the way via the entertaining Beyond Ballers series, filmed monthly at Copa 90‘s studios and published via our YouTube and social media channels. This young group has come on leaps and bounds over the last 6 months and it’s a testament to Nick & Yoshi, the FBB Productions team who have run the programme and to all of the amazing YouTubers and media professionals who supported us on the show! Particularly a huge thanks to the amazing team at Copa 90 for showing us incredible support throughout the programme, and to our funders at the Aziz Foundation and the Bulldog Trust for backing us the whole way! We are delighted to have been recognised for such a prestigious award and we are continuing to work hard to find funding for the future of this programme. We hope to be able to announce some exciting future plans soon – keep your eyes peeled!”
The Annual Beyond Sport Global Awards Official Shortlist, showcases 37 organizations that are successfully using sport to promote and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
The 37 shortlisted organizations highlight a diverse portfolio of work, from organizations raising awareness of endangered marine habitats through sailing with fishermen in Vietnam; to the use of triathlon in empowering adolescent girls in Long Island; to a ground-breaking digital media training program which uses football to provide underserved youth with the skills, support and a public platform to make their voices heard. This year’s shortlist represents issues such as: health, gender, STEM education, equality, climate change, accessibility and inclusion, tech and employability.
This year’s Beyond Sport United will be bigger and more robust than ever before, taking place over two days in New York City, July 26-27, which will include community-driven content, thought-leadership discussion, and an inspiring evening celebrating the Beyond Sport Global Awards, which highlight and support the world’s most impactful and innovative projects using sport as a tool for social change.
Watch the Beyond Ballers series, made by the FBB TV Youth Voices team on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/FBBTV