Getting Onside for World Peace day

Over 250 local school students and sports coaches from around the globe converged on the University of Brighton in a festival of football to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21 September.

0p6a3709The annual Football 4 Peace (F4P) international training camp brought together pupils from 14 local schools with delegates from Ghana, South Africa, South Korea, Democratic Republic of Conga, Iran, Sudan, Czech Republic and Northern Ireland at the university’s Falmer Campus.

Principal Lecturer and co-founder of F4P, Dr Gary Stidder said: “The primary task of the F4P training event is to provide an opportunity for teachers and coaches from socially divided communities such as in Israel, Northern Ireland, South Korea and South Africa to learn how to use the F4P methodology and curriculum and implement this within their own communities. Continue reading

Getting onside for World Peace Day

Over 250 local school students and sports coaches from around the globe will converge on the University of Brighton in a festival of football to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21 September.

2016-broadcast-promo-imageThe annual Football 4 Peace international training camp will bring together pupils from 14 local schools with delegates from Ghana, South Africa, South Korea, Czech Republic and Northern Ireland at the University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus.

Principal Lecturer and co-founder of Football 4 Peace, Dr Gary Stidder said: Continue reading

Football 4 Peace volunteers head to Ireland

During the Easter break volunteers from Football 4 Peace International (F4P), travelled to Ireland to assist the Irish Football Association (IFA) coaches to deliver F4P methodology based sessions with values such as trust, respect and responsibility.

Graham Spacey, International Partnership Manager, was delighted to be back working in Ireland and Northern Ireland with the programme that involves the development of grassroots football, specifically on its commitment to teaching the values to young people. Continue reading

Students run Football 4 Peace training camp in Korea

In August 2015, a group of ten students, staff and alumni travelled to Seoul, Republic of Korea to run a Football 4 Peace (F4P) training camp at Seoul National University.  The event was to train staff and students from the Physical Education Department and at the Institute of Peace and Reunification Studies in how to teach values and life skills through sport and physical activity. Continue reading

Cool Club and Challenge Camp

Nearly 200 primary school children from Eastbourne and Brighton participated in the University of Brighton’s widening participation project during the school Easter holidays.

From 30 March to 2 April, children aged between seven and eight worked in teams during the week as part of the Cool Club whilst those aged nine and ten followed a similar programme known as the Challenge Camp. Continue reading

Football 4 Peace May Challenge Camp

Boys and girls from Eastbourne and Hastings came together during the school half term holidays in May to take part in the Football 4 Peace Challenge Camp at The School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne.

As part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation scheme, they participated in a range of physical activities designed to promote core human values such as trust, respect, responsibility, equity and inclusion. Continue reading

Football 4 Peace v Homophobia at Sussex Downs College

University of Brighton students and Football 4 Peace (F4P) coaches led a festival of sport for students at Sussex Downs College entitled F4P v Homophobia. The group worked alongside a small group of the college’s enterprise apprentices to run the festival.

The festival is F4P’s own take on the Football v Homophobia international initiative.

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