International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Wednesday 6 April marks International Day of Sport for Development and Peace – an opportunity to recognise the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe.

As part of the celebrations Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) will be host a webinar on ‘Peace and Football’.

The event takes place at 8am UK time on Thursday 7 April with speakers including the university’s Dr Tom Carter. Tom is Reader in the School of Sport and Health Sciences and also Director of  Football 4 Peace International.

Tom said: “We know that football can be a powerful tool toward the reduction of violence and promotion of peace, reconciliation and social cohesion.

“OFC is on a journey to understanding and maximising this contribution in our region and beyond at a time when this conversation seems more important than ever.”

You can join the discussion on the OFC website.

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Students visit Berlin Sport for Development Projects

Covid has impacted many aspects of our lives, but the lack of opportunities to meet face-to-face and to build and maintain our friendships and relationships has been particularly difficult. With this in mind, it felt like the sun was emerging on a new dawn when students from the universities of Brighton, Palacky and Paderborn visited Berlin at the start of November to visit a variety of sport for development projects in the German capital.

Brighton students taking part in the field trip were from the MRes in Sport and International Development, BSc in Sport Coaching and Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS. Continue reading

“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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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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