The Sport Industry Awards celebrates the immense work done behind-the-scenes of the sport sector, honouring the club, teams, brands, agencies and innovators that ensure the industry continues to move forward and excel. For the first time ever, the award had taken place digitally, with the Tessa Jowell Social and Environmental Impact Award delivered by Manchester United player, Jesse Lingard earlier this morning.

The Tessa Jowell Social and Environmental Impact Award powered by Aberdeen Standard Investments UK, is a category that recognises the organisations across the industry that work to drive social and environmental change within the communities they represent and beyond. 

FBB won in a category among a strong roster of candidates, including Nike, Toyota, The British Olympics Foundation and others. The award recognized the impact of the FBB Schools programme on the lives of young people during the 2019/20 academic year.

Driving Social and Environmental Impact

A milestone for Football Beyond Borders

Speaking on accepting the award, FBB co-Director Jasper Kain said: 

“We are delighted to have won this award in recognition of our meaningful impact with young people. The past year has been a real breakthrough for us as we have developed our therapeutic model to have a long-lasting impact on at risk students. This award reflects the tireless work and expertise of our committed team. At a time when society is in a precarious place, our craft is more necessary than ever before.

In light of Covid-19 and with young people returning to school after a sustained absence, they will need intensive social and emotional support to achieve their potential.”

Reflecting on the award ceremony as a whole, Alex Coulson, Managing Director at Sport Industry Group said:

“This has been an unusual year in so many ways and delivering the Sport Industry Awards 2020 online for the first time is an exciting time to remind us all of the incredible creativity, ingenuity and ability that flows within this industry. It reflects a sector that is brimming with immeasurable talent, and it’s an honour to celebrate the incredible work it produces. 

You can find out more information on the Sport Industry Award 2020 here.

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