Football Beyond Borders (FBB) puts a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their education.
FBB supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are passionate about football but disengaged at school, in order to help them finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood. They do this by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.
The FBB Schools is a long term intervention delivered in partnership with secondary schools across London that runs for a minimum of 1 year across London, Essex and Greater Manchester.
The programme is delivered to groups of up to 16 students, beginning in Year 8, and combines weekly two-hour sessions divided between one hour in the classroom and one hour on the football pitch alongside therapeutic interventions and half-termly reward visits. Each FBB Schools programme is delivered by an expert disciplinary team consisting of an experienced teacher/behaviour specialist, an adolescent counsellor/therapist, a Level 2 / UEFA B football coach.
The FBB Girls programme exists to support girls at school with their journey through adolescence, introduce them to the beautiful game and provide them with a platform to express themselves creatively in the classroom and on the pitch. The programme follows the same model as the boys programme and sits within the FBB Schools banner, but in keeping with our principle of placing a young person’s interests at the heart of their learning, is not limited to a football-themed curriculum and instead covers topics of music, mental health, social action, youth culture and many more.
FBB also run creative classroom projects, holiday programmes and employee engagement days.