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Football Beyond Borders
Sam's story

Film & Campaign Description

Football Beyond Borders released this film in partnership with the National Youth Agency to call on the government to:

Back investment in youth work, creating opportunities with young people and mobilising 100,000 youth workers and trained volunteers across communities, boosted by the recruitment of 10,000 qualified youth workers within 5 years.

Protect youth services. Left unprotected, youth services have already been cut by over 70% in a decade. Greater support today saves long-term costs to the public purse. Youth work transforms young lives. Urgent action is needed to secure a national guarantee of regular youth work activities for all young people.

Sam is a qualified Youth Worker, having studied Youth and Community Work degree at Bolton University. Sam is interviewed throughout the film about what he does in his role as a youth worker, but he also reflects on his own upbringing, and how his experiences of being disengaged at school benefit his career in youth work. His experience as a Bolton-based practitioner, in the North West region, is vital local understanding which helps him connect with young people from the same community. 

Football Beyond Borders

FBB works with young people who are passionate about football but disengaged at school, to help 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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: