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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FIFA scandal keeps John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson busy

JSJohn Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport, at the School of Sport and Service Management, was inundated with media interviews earlier this week. This followed suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s suggestions that an agreement had been made for Russia to host the World Cup 2018 before the official vote took place.

On the day of his media marathon John took part in 6 interviews: 7.15 am BBC West Midlands, 8am BBC Radio 5 Live, 9.05am BBC World Service,  11am BBC Radio Sussex, 12 noon LBC radio,  12.30pm BBC South East Today TV.

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‘Rugby World Cup: what good sports can teach the world about how to play fair’ in The Conversation

Graham SpaceyGraham Spacey, F4P International Partnership Manager and initiator of F4P programme Rugby 4 Peace, writes about lessons learnt about fair play from the Rugby World Cup for a well renowned discussion platform The Conversation. While the global sport, particularly football, seems to be going through the crisis of values and lack of fair-play, rugby has long been the symbol of moulding behaviour.

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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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Tim reflects on F4P Korea experience

DSC08276-262zxrfIn 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.

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