All posts tagged: sport for development

Summer Jam

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!

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

Older and Younger Participants Learn From Each Other at Overnight Retreat

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

PeacePlayers Wins Prestigious Award at the Beyond Sport Summit & Awards

This week’s blog by PPI-NI is written by Laura Agnew, Office Administrator at PPI-NI. On Wednesday 19th October, the eighth annual Beyond Sport Summit & Awards took place at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Each year, the Awards (supported by Comic Relief) promote, support and reward the best projects from across the globe that use … Continue reading PeacePlayers Wins Prestigious Award at the Beyond Sport Summit & Awards

PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland Hosts Largest Jingle Ball Tournament Ever

This weekend, PeacePlayers International-Northern Ireland hosted its annual Jingle Ball tournament at Lisburn Racquets Club just outside of Belfast. Over the past 3 years, the tournament has doubled in size, from just 12 teams and around 100 participants in 2012, to 21 teams and over 200 participants 4 days ago in 2015. The numbers speak for themselves, but … Continue reading PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland Hosts Largest Jingle Ball Tournament Ever