FBB’s Young Leaders kick off their campaign!

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FBB’s Young Leaders kick off their campaign!

Earlier this month, our FBB Young Leaders team visited the Surrey Lane estate in Battersea to get inspiration for their campaign to renovate their local football pitch in Brixton.

They met with Rene, 19, one of the leaders of a campaign that successfully pressured Wandsworth Council to invest £30,000 in football facilities on the estate. Rene showed a short film he made about their campaign and told how they managed to convince the council to take their demands seriously.

After the meeting they had the chance to have a kick about on the new all-weather pitch with some young people from the Surrey Lane estate.
Derrick Johnson, one of the Young Leaders, said: “The visit showed us that, whoever you are, if you join together and work as a team it’s possible to create lasting change for your local community.”

The visit to Surrey Lane was filmed by young #FBBTV filmmaker Bruk Abdu, and is now available to watch on our

YouTube channel (see embedded video below). You can also find photos from the visit on our Facebook Page here.

To find out more about this campaign, you can email project coordinator Joel Sharples atjsharples@footballbeyondborders.org