Football 4 Peace International

Using sport to promote peaceful coexistence

May 2014 Challenge Camp

Boys and girls from Eastbourne and Hastings came together during the school half term holidays in May to take part in the Football 4 Peace Challenge Camp at The School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne. As part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation scheme, they participated in a range of physical activities designed to promote core…

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Easter 2014 Challenge Camp

Children from primary schools in Brighton and Eastbourne took part in the University of Brighton’s Easter Challenge Camp in from 14-17 April at the School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne. Encompassing the Football 4 Peace International (F4P) principles, the University of Brighton has developed an exciting opportunity for boys and girls aged 8-11…

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2014 F4P v Homophobia at Sussex Downs College

University of Brighton students and Football 4 Peace coaches led a festival of sport for students at Sussex Downs College entitled F4P v Homophobia. The group worked alongside a small group of the college’s enterprise apprentices to run the festival. The festival is F4P’s own take on the Football v Homophobia international initiative.

Rugby, Netball, Football and Sustainable Development in The Gambia

In December 2013, a group of 6 F4P coaches worked alongside 12 local coaches and stakeholders from the Gambian Village of Kartong Sport Committee, St.Martins Basic Cycle School and Sandele Eco Resort. It is the first time F4P has worked in The Gambia. The 7 day programme began with training of local coaches in how to…

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UNESCO Values-Based Teaching Conference, Paris

Staff and students (past and present) attended a workshop on values in Sport, organised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organistaion (UNESCO) at their Headquarters in Paris, France. The event brought together leaders from the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Association and International Fair Play Committee to work alongside various…

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Football 4 Peace Showing Racism the Red Card in Ireland

Between the 12 and 16 of June Laurence Curtis, a Football 4 Peace volunteer and sport coaching student at the School of Sport & Service Management, attended the ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ annual seminar in County Donegal, Ireland. Alongside fellow F4P coach Eoin McCafferty, Laurence presented the University of Brighton led programme to the…

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2013 F4P v Homophobia, in support of the Justin Campaign

On the 1st of May, for the second year running, The University of Brighton hosted the F4P v Homophobia Festival in support of the Justin Campaign. Students volunteering for F4P ran the event, which followed the F4P festival format. Therefore, in addition to the match score, teams scored points through the extent to which the way…

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2013 Football 4 Peace at Eastbourne Town Football Club

The collaboration of Football4peace and Eastbourne Town FC saw children from schools across the community come together at the University of Brighton for a free three day event run by students and staff. The F4P values based coaching methodology was applied. Children made friends from other schools and learnt, through taking part in the activities,…

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President of Ireland visits Football 4 Peace

Football coaches from across the Irish divide had the chance to meet the President of the Republic of Ireland through a peace through sport initiative over the weekend. As part of his state visit to Northern Ireland, Michael D Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland, met members of the Football 4 Peace (F4P) team…

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Physical Education Students organise Student Leader Day

PGCE Trainee teachers of Physical Education from the Chelsea School of Sport facilitated a day of leadership training for 50 year 10 aspiring student leaders from Ratton Secondary School in Eastbourne on May 23rd. Pupils took part in a series of activities designed to build relationships, solve problems and promote decision-making. Examples included team building…

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