Football for Peace professor to join UN

photo of Professor John Sugden

Professor John Sugden

A Brighton professor who co-founded a global programme using football to bring peace has been invited to advise the United Nations.

John Sugden, the University of Brighton’s Emeritus Professor of the Sociology of Sport, will be part of an expert group supporting the Division for Social Policy and Development of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

He will fly to the UN’s New York headquarters in June for a meeting ‘Strengthening the Global Framework for Leveraging Sport for Development and Peace’ in preparation  for a report to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in September. Continue reading

Primary School Sports Festival

Children playing with hula hoops

350 Eastbourne primary school pupils came to The School of Sport and Service Management to participate in a sports festival organised by Football 4 Peace International.

The focus of the day’s activities was to develop an awareness of team work and personal responsibility. The children took part in a in a series of related activities including problem solving, physical challenges, team building, invasion games, survival, exercise and trust games. Continue reading

Academics share the Football 4 Peace Philosophy

Photo of the whole group of coaches and teachers Physical Education lecturers Dr Gary Stidder, Warren Smart and Simon Green ran a three-day values-based teaching workshop for over 40 Arab and Jewish Israeli sports coaches and teachers.

The event took place at the German Sports University in Cologne, Germany and it shared the Football 4 Peace curriculum and methodology in both a practical and theoretical context. Continue reading

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