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Football Beyond Borders teams up with Nike and JD Sports to create a new all-weather pitch for Manchester’s Moss Side

Football Beyond Borders, Nike and JD Sports have given the next generation of Moss Side a gift, creating a new all-weather field to give more young players the opportunity to play.

The new ground was opened at the Millennium Powerhouse in Moss Side and is called “Move to Zero Manchester”, which stems from Nike’s journey to zero carbon and zero waste. The all-weather surface is made with Nike Grind, a process that turns manufacturing scraps and end-of-life shoes into recycled materials.

Moss Side has always been one of Manchester’s most deprived areas, but has always found a way to push its weight in sport and culture as a breeding ground for some of the city’s greatest success stories. This new facility is intended to be a springboard for the young people of Moss Side to perform at their best.

Phil Foden and Ella Toone – two of Manchester’s newest and greatest exports – came to the Millennium Powerhouse to open the new ground during a day of festivities organized by Youth Beyond Borders (FBB’s new creative collective) which included workshops, food stalls and football.

To tell the story of “Move to Zero Manchester” and understand why this new facility is so important to Moss Side, VERSUS touched down in the city for a short film which you can watch in full above.