Bournemouth University joins forces with F4P to tackle Homophobia in Football

In line with the Football v Homophobia Month of Action February 2017, Bournemouth University teamed up with F4P to deliver a two part event drawing together students, football participants, community groups and experts all concerned with promoting safe and socially inclusive spaces to engage effectively with young people.

On the 21st February Football 4 Peace coaches delivered the first F4P v Homophobia Festival at Bournemouth University. The next day, the team joined in a symposium entitled ‘LGBT young people and their sport and leisure’ with speakers from various LGBT+ backgrounds working with the youth and with sport. Graham Spacey and Lydia Hume were invited to speak about the work of F4P in raising awareness of homophobia in sport to young people. Continue reading

Rugby 4 Peace coaches deliver a session in Ireland

14963463_10153988531679599_1965454930_oOn the 2nd of November, our rugby coaches Tier 2 and 3 (Graham Spacey, Jessica Foster, George Ward, Sean Torrance and supported by Kelly Smith), delivered a training camp in the values-based approach to coaching rugby at Malone RFC in Belfast, to 32 club and community coaches in partnership with Ulster Rugby and funded by a grant from the Northern Ireland Executive.

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F4P to Celebrate International Peace Day

2016%20broadcast%20promo%20image21 September is celebrated globally as the International Day of Peace. Shortly referred to as Peace Day, it was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Football4Peace International will join Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation based in London, in their global campaign to celebrate peace and raise awareness. Graham Spacey, our F4P International Partnership Manager and Doori Yang from our F4P Korea partner – Korean Sharing Movement – will join Peace One Day in their discussion about the role of sport in promoting peace to be broadcasted live on Facebook on 21 September at 16:29 BST / 15:29 GMT.

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F4P International Training Camp 2016 – Applications Open!

F4P Training CampFootball 4 Peace are opening up the annual International Training Camp to individuals and organisations working in sport coaching, physical education and youth work and wish to develop co-existence programmes. The Training Camp will take place between 17 and 21 September at the University of Brighton Eastbourne and Falmer campuses. Please find the F4P ICE Application Form and return it no later than 20 August to sasmprojects@brighton.ac.uk. The form is used also for health and safety, risk assessment and child protection.

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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

F4P KoreaF4P International celebrated the third consecutive International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) together with their international partners to celebrate the power of sport and raise awareness about the role of sport in building better society.F4P partners in Korea and Gambia have been raising the ‘white card’ as a call for peace. The initiative is a part of IDSDP global campaign run by the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace.

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F4P volunteers at the Beyond Sports Awards

F4P Beyond SportAs an active NGO in the sport-for-development-and-peace sector (SDP), F4P International attended Beyond Sport Awards, annual global event organised by Beyond Sport bringing together stakeholders from global SDP arena. Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, supports and celebrates the use of sport to address social issues in communities around the world, and Beyond Sports Awards works both as a networking event, as well as an opportunity to award outstanding organisations for their hard work during the year. The 2015 edition took place in London between 19 and 21 October 2015.

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Value of Sport Conference 2015

MG_0174-26igujvOn 30 January over 120 students from schools and colleges, both local and from London, visited the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus for the second annual Value of Sport Conference.

The day started with a talk about applying to university and general student life given by University of Brighton student ambassadors. The students were then taken on a tour of the campus.

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