Gillette Unveil Partnership With ‘Football Beyond Borders’ Youth Education Charity

​Gillette have partnered with youth education charity Football Beyond Borders to help provide support and inspiration for young people to become the best possible versions of themselves.

Football Beyond Borders have been working since 2013 to try help young people who are struggling in school, using their love for football to help over 2,000 children prepare for adulthood.

As part of their involvement with the charity, Gillette will invest in the number of trained practitioners to lead the programme, while also developing the ‘What Makes a Man’ module which all the youngsters will undertake.

“We first worked with Football Beyond Borders in 2016 as part of our Great Starts programme and we’re delighted to be entering into a longer-term partnership with them today,” Gillette & Venus Brand Manager for UK & Ireland Matt Thomas said. 

“FBB are doing incredible work to keep young people in school and provide them with the right skills to succeed in the future. Sport has always been an engine to bring people together and drive positive change, and FBB have proven the difference this can make on the lives of young people. 

“By partnering with FBB, Gillette will continue to show we are a brand with purpose, helping to give young people the best possible start in life.”

Football Beyond Borders founder Jasper Main added: “Our overall mission at FBB is to create a more equal and inclusive society in which young people have the opportunity to develop the skills and attitude to succeed in education, work and public life. 

“We believe there is a generation of teenagers who will benefit from having more honest conversations about masculinity, to help realise that genuine power comes from the opportunity to express a range of emotions and listen to the concerns of others. 

“Creating opportunities for young people to do this, in a supportive environment facilitated by positive role models who they look up to, is a belief we share with Gillette.”

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