Football Beyond Borders

FBB supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are passionate about football but disengaged at school.

FBB helps these young people finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood. FBB operates by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.

The FBB Schools programme is a long term intervention (minimum of 2 years) delivered in partnership with secondary schools 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.