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Women’s Sports: How Football Beyond Borders Is Inspiring Young Women to Take Up Space in the Football World

By Eleanor Lee, GiveMeSport, 10/17/19, 9:45AM CDT


Founded in 2009, Football Beyond Borders (FBB) began as a global engagement project that used football to help tackle wider issues within the community.

Following international programmes, the organisation adjusted its focus to the U.K. in 2013 and began delivering projects in South London to help address issues of disadvantage and inequality. Becoming a registered charity in 2014, FBB now rolls out bespoke school programmes across the country that help engage and support young people through football.

In more recent times, FBB has been working with young girls across London to support them as they move through school into adulthood and have used football as the motivator to engage them with society.

Ceylon Andi Hickman joined FBB as their first Head of Female Participation and has since gone onto becoming Head of Impact at the charity. Having specialized in the sociology of education and politics and gender, Ceylon has always known she wanted to work within education and alongside that has spent the majority of her life playing football.