Shepway Sports Trust will be facilitating The Three Hills Sports Park’s Peace Field Project twinning ceremony. Their peace pitch will be in the memory of Folkestone born Walter Tull, the first black professional football and the first black captain to serve in the British Army in WW1. The Peace Pitch will be twinned with Flanders Peace Field, Mesen, Belgium, site of The First World War 1914 Christmas Truces. Click here
Friday 30th November 2018 University of Kent, CANTERBURY, will be twinning their playing fields with Flanders Peace Fields. The free event hosted by Gateways to the First World War well also launch The PEACE cycle RIDE, Saturday 23rd March 2019. Rosie Dudfield, MP will be unveiling the Peace Fields Project plaque after a friendly game of football between University staff. There will be a lecture on Football and The First World War given by Iain Adams. Click here for details.
Saturday 23rd March 2019 from CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND to MENIN GATE, YPRS, BELGIUM. WHY? To raise money to enable Slum Soccer to send a team of young mixed ability mixed gender children to the 2019 GLOBAL PEACE GAMES. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a week long peace education programme at The Peace Village, Mesen, Belgium. The experience will have a lasting impact on each and every young person. Click here for short film
The birth place of Walter Tull one of the first black professional footballers who served in the First World War is the inspiration behind Folkestone Invicta v Bruges FC special needs match 9.30am Sunday 1st September. Click here for animation and details.
The 2018 Global Peace Games; 15th to 20th September will feature over 15 different nationalities from Belgium, Italy and Northern Ireland. This year’s event continues to celebrate peace in the week of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Moreover, it will be the first time for over 100 years that Catholics and Protestants will stand side by side and play football games at the site of the 1914 First World War Christmas Truces. Further recognition in the peace education week will draw inspiration from the anniversary of the rights for votes for women. All the games will be played in the spirit of the Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE
Click on the link to discover how you can get involved in National Children’s Football Week which is to be held between Friday 20th July -Sunday 29th July 2018 A celebration of the children’s game – NCFW here