Football for Peace (F4P) is a values based sports project for Jewish and Arab children in Israel. It seeks to bridge communities and promote equality, inclusion, respect, trust and responsibility through football. We are celebrating ten years of Football 4 Peace which has brought together over 6000 young people and 700 coaches from Jewish and Arab communities helping to build greater cooperation and understanding on both sides and providing the skills to create life-long positive relationships.
Over 1,000 youngsters aged 10-14 participated in this year's football camps run by specially trained local coaches and 60 coaches from the University of Brighton's Chelsea School of Sport in the UK and the Sports University in Cologne, Germany.
Football 4 Peace is a partnership project of the British Council, the Israel Sports Authority, Brighton University’s Chelsea School of Sport and the Sports University in Cologne, Germany.
Visit the BBC photo gallery for pictures from activities in 2010and read Shukri Jarjouri's blog about his experience as a Football 4 Peace coach and participant.
Yes! Join us at the final festivals on 7 July to see what values based football, where teams are judged on fair-play and not just goals, looks like.
South and Centre Festival at the Educational Center for Football Study (David Lowes) 6 Habaal Shem Tov Boulevard, Jaffa 09:00 – 13:00 (closing ceremony begins at 12:00)
North Festival: Doha Stadium, Sakhnin 16:30 – 20:30 (closing ceremony begins at 19:30)
Al Batouf, Iblin, Bueina Nujeidat, Beer Al Meksoor, Beit-Shean, Regional Council Gilboa, Regional Council Emek Hayarden, Upper Galilee, Lower Galilee, Dabouria, Dalet El-Carmel, Tiberius, Tuba-Zangria, Yafea, Kaoukab, Kfar Manda, Kfar Kama, Kfar Tavor, Megiddo, Matte Asher, Misgav, Nazareth, Nazereth Elite, Aliebone, Akko, Ramat Yishai, Shefaraam, Tamra, Sakhnin, Sulam.
Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Abu-Gosh, Beit Safaffa, Ber-Sheva, Hura, Meitar and Merhavim.
Fifty coaches from Israel travelled to the University of Brighton at the end of March to participate in a training event. The training prepared them for the summer programme which will bring together over 1000 youngsters from Arab and Jewish communities around the country, they participated with coaches from Jordan, Northern Ireland, the UK and Germany. Read about the training camp on the Football 4 Peace website.
Playing 4 Peace funded by the European Union, will train coaches and local leaders to plan, organise and implement their own cross community activities which will be mentored by leaders from the UK and Germany. Coaches are trained in a unique methodology developed by the University of Brighton. This is followed by cascade training in Israel.
For more information about these projects, please contact us.