Today we’re proud to announce that Football Beyond Borders are launching two boys youth football teams – one U13 and one U15 – which will be training on a Wednesday evening at Kennington Park Astroturf between 7-8pm, and then playing matches on Saturday mornings.
If you follow our story you’ll know that FBB have been running sessions in a number of schools across London for the past three years. We’re always looking for new ways to enhance the experience for our FBB Schools participants and decided that our next step would be to bring participants from our different schools to train and play together.
The teams will be playing under the banner of the Wanderers Football Club who are official partners of Football Beyond Borders with the hope that some of the players end up graduating to play for the men’s team.
Wanderers Club Secretary Mark Wilson said, ” This is an inspiring time to be part of the Wanderers. Thanks to FBB’s tireless work, the addition of U13 and U15 teams increases the size of the club and provides yet more opportunity for young people to play football and learn key soft skills that will benefit them in later life. This feels like the bond between the organisations has never been stronger and we are proud to continue to provide an “on-field” identity for FBB’s players and coaches to unite behind. This major step will enable Wanderers to bring talented footballers through the age-specific teams and into our adult teams as we keep working towards our goal of returning to the FA Cup by the 2021-22 season – and some of these young players may be part of the team that achieves it.”
FBB’s Head Youth Coach Jack Badu added, “It’s a really exciting stage in our development to be able to bring different groups of boys together within a structured footballing environment. It’ll be another great opportunity for us to promote our core FBB values of teamwork, resilience and leadership in a non-school based setting – which should help the boys thrive. It also provides an opportunity for some of our youth coaches who have graduated from our programme to develop their emerging talents.”
The team will be sponsored by Football Radar, a football data analyst company who are also partners of Football Beyond Borders. They will be sponsoring our youth teams’ kit as well as offering volunteer coaches. It is hoped that the creation of a boys team will be followed by the creation of a girls team for the 2017-2018 season.
If you are interested in playing for the team or would like to volunteer contact Jack Badu: firstname.lastname@example.org