Football Beyond Borders practitioner supporting young person

FBB supports your students AND teachers/pastoral team for a fraction of the cost of managing exclusion - with proven outcomes!

our mission

FBB works with young people from areas of socio-economic disadvantage who are passionate about football, but disengaged at school, helping them finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood. We do this by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.

Football Beyond Borders participant learning in classroom

FBB’s multi-award winning programmes are recognised by Sport England, The FA and the University of Sussex as having a significant impact on young people’s lives. We use nationally validated measures to track mental health and learning, with proven outcomes:


of our young people finished the year in school


young people are taking part in an FBB programme


number of projects are being delivered this year


more likely for our young people to pass their English and maths GCSEs than those excluded into alternative provision

Your School’s Benefits

  • FBB is a reliable, long-term partner, ensuring continuity with pastoral and behavioural support.

  • We will help you meet your Ofsted targets for academic attainment, behavioural improvement and improved attendance.

  • We will reduce your team’s workload with at-risk students, freeing them to focus on key tasks. We also provide 1:1 classroom support if required.

  • FBB will build stronger relationships between the school, parents/carers and your students.

  • We run training webinars for teachers to equip them with the tools to deliver social and emotional learning in class and deal effectively with mental wellbeing issues.

  • We provide enrichment opportunities, leadership courses and work experience for our student participants, nurturing their talents and building confidence.

  • School partners benefit from the national media coverage our work attracts, which can lead to improved student recruitment.

Cost Comparison v Exclusion

FBB’s wrap-around provision provides excellent and sustainable value when compared to the cost of exclusion management, recruitment costs for full or part time teaching/counselling staff and most importantly the wellbeing of your school team. On average FBB will save a school around £12,000 compared to managing an exclusion during the course of a student's time in education.


The Boys' Programme

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The girls' Programme

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