Football for Peace (F4P), which has operated in Israel, Palestine, Northern and Republic of Ireland, The Gambia, South Korea and South Africa since 2001, uses value-based coaching to break down barriers.
The announcement by the Israeli Sport Authority followed participation by PE lecturers from the university’s School of Sport and Service Management in a five-day ‘Sport for Life’ training event which involved 50 Arab and Jewish Israeli sports leaders.
The three lecturers were praised by the Israeli Sport Authority at the German Sports University based in Cologne, and each received commendations from the Regional Director for the Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport Gazi Nujeidat.
The three, Dr Gary Stidder, University of Brighton’s Principle Lecturer, and Senior Lecturers Warren Smart and Simon Green, delivered training sessions based on the F4P curriculum and methodology.
Sessions included orienteering, trust games and problem solving activities as well as football, basketball and volleyball. The purpose was to provide values-based activities designed to promote trust, respect, responsibility, equity and inclusion in preparation for a large national event in Israel in June for boys and girls from different Arab and Jewish communities.
Left to right – Simon Green, Warren Smart, Gazi Nujeidat, Israel ministry for Culture and Sport, Dr Gary Stidder and Eli Fratoknic, Senior sports leader Israel Sports Authority.