Using football to tackle inequality


  • 100 young people, across 7 schools
  • 12 to 16 year olds
  • 8-10 week programme

Students from seven different schools took part in a project delivered by Football Beyond Borders (FBB), using the story of Raheem Sterling to introduce young people to assets, platforms, community, inequality and change. They were tasked with planning and delivering their own project to tackle an issue of their choosing and then presenting what they did to their peers, teachers and other professionals at an FBB showcase.

Run by: Delivered by Football Beyond Borders

Other attributes developed: Confidence, awareness of how diverse and dynamic social action is, empowerment as agents of change in their communities

Reflection: Sessions start with reflective activities. Students also complete pre and post surveys to assess impact

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Students could explore the range of job roles at Football Beyond Bonders and encourage students to explore different pathways. Links to Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees