PeacePlayers – Northern Ireland’s spring term celebration event. Brings participants of the Belfast Interface League from east, north, south and west together for a day long basketball tournament full of music, dancing, competition and fun!
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
This week’s blog was written by David Lasday, COO of the Israel Lacrosse Association (today) and a PeacePlayer’s fan (always!) PeacePlayers was my entry into the world of sports-based youth-development and community-building through sport. It was during my time with Peace Players Middle East that I gained the skills to bring people together through … Continue reading Once A PeacePlayer, Always A PeacePlayer →
This weeks blog is brought to you by PP-NI local sessional coach, Abbie Mahood. She recently spent 2 weeks interning with PP-NI to gaining work experience for her degree in Sport Fitness and Coaching. My time with PeacePlayers was extremely enjoyable. Over my 2 weeks I got to see how extremely hard everyone works both … Continue reading Abbie’s Time at PeacePlayers-Northern Ireland→
On December 16-17, PeacePlayers International – Middle East (PPI – ME) held an overnight retreat at Kibbutz Sdot Yam near Caesarea, where participants from the West Bank, the Friday basketball clinics and the Leadership Development Program (LDP) came together for a weekend of basketball and other activities designed to build trust. Approximately 60 participants attended the retreat, … Continue reading Older and Younger Participants Learn From Each Other at Overnight Retreat→