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South Africa’s Friendship Games Banner & a Look Ahead at their 33rd City Wide Tournament

PeacePlayers South Africa’s Friendship Games took place roughly over a month ago and it turned out to be a huge success. These games were presented by Ed and Penelope Peskowitz and were hosted at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Howard College – Old Mutual Sports Hall on the 24th and 25th of August. Over 170 high school participants … Continue reading South Africa’s Friendship Games Banner & a Look Ahead at their 33rd City Wide Tournament

How PeacePlayers Makes Us Think Differently About the Power of Sport

We hope you have a chance today to read this great new story from our partners at Nike about the power of PeacePlayers to bring people together through sport.  Here’s a preview: “Virtues such as persistence, courage and cooperation are hardwired into sports. But the relational lessons — practicing inclusivity, bridging differences between groups —

PeacePlayers – NI welcomes Jess with joy!

I cannot believe that I arrived over 4 weeks ago!  I feel like I returned to the Emerald Isle in a dead sprint, but I would not have had it any other way. When I arrived to Europa Bus Station at 8am, I was directly sent to North Belfast to partake in the second half

Camp Epsilon

Camp Epsilon is a community relations through sport leadership development camp.  It will take place over 3 days and 2 nights.  Over the course of the camp, participants will be engaged in a series of integrated community relations through sport games, activities, conversations and trainings. This is the 5th camp of its kind.  Previous camps

Belfast Interface Games Flagship

After the three days of Camp, the four sides of Belfast come together for a city-wide tournament.   This event allows the integrated teams from east, north, south and west to all come together, apply their new found skills in the three sports and compete against each other.  It’s a great way to celebrate all the

Belfast Interface Games

The Belfast Interface Games (BIG), which follows the Game of Three Halves Model, brings children and young people from different backgrounds together to explore culture and identity through participating in three sports from Northern Ireland’s rich sporting heritage; football, rugby and gaelic football.  The young people play on integrated teams and rotate through coaching stations,

Belfast Interface Games

The Belfast Interface Games (BIG), which follows the Game of Three Halves Model, brings children and young people from different backgrounds together to explore culture and identity through participating in three sports from Northern Ireland’s rich sporting heritage; football, rugby and gaelic football.  The young people play on integrated teams and rotate through coaching stations,

Belfast Interface Games

The Belfast Interface Games (BIG), which follows the Game of Three Halves Model, brings children and young people from different backgrounds together to explore culture and identity through participating in three sports from Northern Ireland’s rich sporting heritage; football, rugby and gaelic football.  The young people play on integrated teams and rotate through coaching stations,