University of Brighton

Using football to resolve conflict between communities

The University of Brighton’s Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme uses football to help resolve conflict between communities.

Set up in 2001, it aims to help build bridges in divided neighbourhoods by training coaches in its "unique methodology, which promotes values such as respect, equity, trust, responsibility and inclusion".

The programme has had significant international reach, facilitating the participation of over 8,000 children, 600 coaches and many community leaders in countries including Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Ireland, South Africa and South Korea.

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