No Barriers at Home

Welcome to No Barriers at Home, a fun interactive project that brings people together, even when we can’t be together!

No Barriers at Home is an adaptation of the No Barriers 2020 project, which was running alongside the UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament. The 2020 Tournament was due to take place in 12 cities around the world, bringing countries together through sport. Both No Barriers projects celebrate an inspirational champion from each of the 12 tournament host cities, who overcame barriers in their life to achieve success on and off the pitch. No Barriers at Home continues this celebration of Champions and diverse cultures, encouraging young people to learn about different places around the globe.

The UEFA EURO tournament has now been postponed until 2021, when Big Ideas hopes to run another exciting school’s project alongside the tournament.

This is where we will be releasing our #NoBarriersChallenge packs.

  • Watch the video to learn about an inspirational footballer who has tackled barriers to keep playing, fun facts about their host city, and what this session’s #NoBarriersChallenge is.
  • Read about them and where they’re from on your Champion Card and Host City Worksheet – click the icons below to download them or scroll down to view them on the site.
  • Fill in the activities and upload your work for a chance to be featured on our site! You can upload your work using the button below.

They are also available as gaeilge

Don’t forget to check back in, we will be releasing new packs every Sunday and Tuesday at 6 pm – you can sign up here for reminder emails and direct links to the next champion.

No Barriers was commissioned by the Greater London Authority and the Football Association of Ireland and is supported by the Mayor of London.

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings

England centre back, Tyrone, was subject to racist abuse from fans in Bulgaria during a Euro 2020 qualifier match

Stephanie Roche

Stephanie Roche

After new rules excluded her from her mixed gender team, Stephanie has gone on to become an incredible professional footballer, smashing glass ceilings for girls in sport

Moise Kean

Moise Kean

After facing racism on the pitch, Moise's new fans at Everton made sure he didn't feel alone

Robert Schlienz

Robert Schlienz

Whilst top scorer in the league, Robert lost his arm in a car accident. He still went on to captain his team to two champion wins

Elvira Askerzade

Going live 6pm 7 April

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