Football Beyond Borders – Get Involved!

28 September, 2016

Written by: Liam Baxter – Football Beyond Borders

Apprenticeships, jobs and learning > Children and young people > Guest posts > Health and Wellbeing

Football Beyond Borders is an education charity that uses the power of football to inspire young people.

Football Beyond Borders – Get Involved!

We believe all young people regardless of their background should feel valued and have the opportunity to develop the skills, attitude and character needed to succeed in education, work and public life. We do this by putting a young person’s passion for football at the heart of their educational experience.

What we do?

Our FBB Schools programme exists to tackle underachievement in school. We use football themed activities to develop the behaviour for learning, literacy skills and motivation of disengaged students. The sessions include an hour of football themed classroom work followed by an hour coaching session.

We are delivering 18 FBB Schools programmes to 320 young people at schools across south and east London. 4 of those schools are in Lambeth and we are looking for volunteers to support the programme.

How can you get involved?

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the FBB Schools team to support our work. Volunteers should have a passion for working with young people and should preferably have a basic interest in football, but this is not essential. The FBB schools sessions usually run from 3-5pm and volunteers are expected to attend at least one session a week for a minimum of one school term.

As 12 year old FBB schools participant Kobe says,
“The team at FBB have helped me with my behaviour, as before they came I was badly behaved. They understand problems at school and don’t just shout – they tell me calmly how to improve. They’ve also built more confidence in me on and off the pitch.”

If you would like to register you interest in volunteering for FBB, please complete our short online FBB Volunteer application form. If you have any questions, please email: jschlump@footballbeyondborders.org

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