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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“World Peace Day” – A perspective from Korea on the UK Training camp

Two activists from the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) participated in the international training camp at the University of Brighton in England.  This is the account of the experiences of Doo Ri Yang and Keun Young Jang.  The original, Korean version can be found on the KSM website click here.

“You might be thinking, ‘Why the UK? Just to play football?’. To introduce you briefly – F4P is a program initiated in 2001 to allow Jewish and Arab children in Israel to better understand each other and resolve conflicts through football. Our group, KSM, drew inspiration from this and have also been running a program called ‘Children’s Football and Peace Class’. Through this, children are able to learn about trust, respect, responsibility, justice and engagement, which, in turn, allows us to seek for peace between South and North Korea.

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Tavindy interview our partners Geri and Maurice from Sandele Foundation in The Gambia

10308276_10203078705101494_5410698329825006552_nTravindy, a blog about responsible tourism, have interviewed our partners at the Sandele Eco Retreat in The Gambia. Geri and Maurice, who set up the Sandele Foundation in order to support local environmental and economic development by facilitating locally owned environmentally friendly solutions, talked about their work, peer to peer (P2P) training for the locals, cooperation with the University of Brighton as well as Football 4 Peace.

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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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F4P International Training Camp in Northern Ireland

Ireland2F4P has a long history of working in Ireland and Northern Ireland, where peace education is of vast importance due to the sectarian conflict between Irish and Northern Irish communities. In April 2016, F4P worked together with The Peace Link to deliver values-based and life skills coaching methodology to students, NGO and sport governing bodies representatives.

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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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Football can help refugees

DrMarkDoidgeFootball can build support networks for refugees and help integrate them into communities, according to a University of Brighton academic.Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow, School of Sport and Service Management, has been awarded almost £15,000 by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences to run two workshops under the title ‘Refugees Welcome: Football fans & community in Europe’.

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