School of Sport and Service Management

Children playing football in Africa

How sport boosts international development

The University of Brighton has joined forces with a charity to study how sport is boosting international development and improving lives. It is partnering with the Brighton-based charity TackleAfrica in funding a PhD student for three years to focus on the politics and production of evidential knowledge in sport-for-development. The student, Arthur Gaillard, is researching…

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University of Brighton peace initiative commended in national campaign

A worldwide peace-promoting football programme established by the University of Brighton has been recognised in a national campaign launched by Universities UK. The Football 4 Peace International scheme, set up in 2001, features in the ‘UK’s Best Breakthroughs’ list, part of the new ‘MadeAtUni’ campaign that celebrates the impact universities have on the wider community….

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Values-based teaching and learning

Trainee teachers on our physical education PGCE were introduced to the University of Brighton’s pioneering and ground-breaking Football for Peace (F4P) programme as part of their induction. They were shown how to apply the F4P methodology through a series of physical activities aimed to promote values-based teaching and learning in physical education. Trainees were also…

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Children at last year's festival

Scoring for peace

More than 200 children from secondary schools around Sussex will be taking part in a football festival next week. The University of Brighton’s Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme, which has operated in Israel, Palestine, Northern and Republic of Ireland, The Gambia, South Korea and South Africa since 2001, uses football to help resolve conflict between…

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University of Brighton academic honoured

A School of Sport and Service Management lecturer has been recognised for “making a difference to the teaching of physical education at national and international level”. The Association for Physical Education’s (AfPE) highest honour, the Honoured Members Award 2018, has been awarded to Dr Gary Stidder, Principal Lecturer in PE. Dr Stidder, who coordinates the…

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Brighton academics at the United Nations

The Brighton co-founder of a global Football 4 Peace programme was at the New York headquarters of the UN yesterday to debate using sport as a framework to further promote development and peace. Professor John Sugden, the University of Brighton’s Emeritus Professor of the Sociology of Sport, was preparing for an expert group meeting hosted…

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Football for Peace professor to join UN

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…

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Football for Peace on the BBC

Professor John Sugden and Dr Gary Stidder were interviewed on At the Foot of the Cross; a BBC show broadcast on Good Friday. They spoke about the university’s Football for Peace programme. To listen to the interview scroll to 59 minutes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wgd2c

Primary School Sports Festival

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…

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Academics share the Football 4 Peace Philosophy

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…

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