Football Beyond Borders is an education and social inclusion charity that uses the power of football to change the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. To young people from such backgrounds disengaged with their education, FBB gets hands-on by helping them finish school, providing ongoing support to ensure they are equipped with the skills and grades they need to transition into adulthood. And it helps them beyond the classroom, providing intensive long-term support by nurturing meaningful and productive relationships. After discovering that young people lacked the means to shape their future in a positive way, founders Jasper Kain and Jack Reynolds took a pragmatic approach to their work. What began in South London as a means of engaging local young people via youth football sessions is now a charity with national and international reach that endeavours to “prevent negative behaviour, as opposed to looking for a cure.” Through this mutual passion for the game, Football Beyond Borders campaigns tirelessly with the help of ambassadors within the professional game and utilises the influence of global brands to advocate for change. Along with SiS ambassador and England international Fran Kirby, we are supporters of the great work Football Beyond Borders do for young people in the community. Recently we teamed-up to give three female athletes the chance to ask one of the best players in the world a few questions they’d like to know the answers to. Watch as Fran talks candidly to Debra, Shahad and Melody about the game and opens up about what she’s learned since fighting her way back to full fitness, as well as provides nutrition advice for young female athletes and explains how she uses nutrition to fuel and recover from playing. Written By Nick Burt In a previous life Nick played American football professionally before becoming a secondary school teacher. Nowadays he works as a freelance copywriter where amongst other things he gets to write about his first love – sports. In his spare time, he lifts weights, plays and coaches baseball (which he calls his retirement sport), and travels with his wife to as many countries as he can.