All posts tagged: PeacePlayers Northern Ireland

Join us for PeacePlayers Northern Ireland’s Virtual Summer Jam Event this Saturday!

At PeacePlayers – Northern Ireland (PP-NI), we use basketball as a tool to connect children and young people from Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist and Catholic/Nationalist/Republican backgrounds in Belfast and surrounding areas.  By competing together on integrated teams and participating in PeacePlayers’ community relations and team-building activities, children from these historically divided communities can discover common ground, forge new

PeacePlayers Unites Virtually for IDSDP

Each year, April 6th is recognized as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). Established by the United Nations, this holiday signifies the unique role that sport plays in our communities. The day serves to recognize those organizations and individuals who are using sport to improve our communities and advance “human rights,

2019 PeacePlayers Highlights

PeacePlayers Hosts First-Ever Regional Friendship Games This past summer, PeacePlayers sites around the world held their regional Friendship Games – comprised of an array of basketball and peace-building activities for young leaders (like Sarii) – preparing them for PeacePlayers’ inaugural Friendship Games being held in Israel, August 2020. Coach Breslin Speaks at Generations for Peace

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,

Using Sport for Peace Development in Northern Ireland!

Here in Belfast and Northern Ireland, PeacePlayers has been using basketball – and some of the other more well known sports here in N.I. – to help bridge the long existing divides, develop the next generation of leaders and change many of the long held views and perceptions people have of those from the ‘other

What are B.I.G. Camps?

This week’s blog is written by PPI-NI international fellow, Leif Frymire. Whether you’re from Northern Ireland, the U.S. of A., or any of our other international sites; there’s one thing you come to understand about the PeacePlayers – Northern Ireland site, we love our acronyms here!  There’s C4P, CDP, BIL, BIL+, BDP, and BIG.  While … Continue reading What are B.I.G. Camps?

The Road to Peace

This weeks post is brought to you by PP-NI International Fellow, Leif Frymire.  It was approximately 11.30pm Monday night.  We had left the airport 15 minutes earlier.  In the group chat with all the coaches and coordinators they were taking bets on when we would arrive to the hotel.  At that same moment our van … Continue reading The Road to Peace