INTERNATIONAL PEACE FIELD PROJECTS
International Peace Field Projects connect a unique networks of: schools, clubs, teams, organisations, partners, charities, NGOs, volunteers, educationalists, facilitators, practitioners, peace makers, community leaders and everyday people, to the International Children’s Football Alliance. The ICFA seeks to protect childhood through play and advocates, peace and equal rights for all. The Peace Field Project commemorates wars and celebrates peace. A designated Peace Field is an area of play – a monument to peace. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP
La Nuestra Futbol Feminino is a very special football club. Against all the odds these ladies have created a football club to inspire girls and women’s football not just in Argentina but around the world. They are the first female football club in the world to twin their peace pitch with Flanders Peace Field. La Neustra Futbol Feminino facilitate all inclusive games for mixed ability players. Their spirit is peace and harmony through football for fun. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Football United was developed from a vision that people’s love for Football (soccer) can be used to build opportunities for belonging, racial harmony and community cohesion. Begun with a goal to support refugee and newly arrived immigrant youth and families in their transition into Australian society, as the program implementation progressed, Football United leadership noted that often community sport, as currently practiced, is exclusive rather than inclusive. CLICK ON AUSTRALIA
The Peace Village are the custodians of one of the world’s most poignant football pitch. To play a game of football at Flanders Fields is more than a game. The whole experience contextualizes football way beyond the modern game’ Flanders Peace Pitch is the most level playing field you will every play on’, says, Matti Vandemeale, Director of The Peace Village’. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
GroepINTRO Groep INTRO (GI) is an organization that aims to improve the social position of vulnerable people, both youngsters and adult. GI do this by empowering the individuals through group work and individual guidance. GI offer target group possibilities in different areas of their life: employment, vocational training, education (school), non-formal education (leisure), working experience in social enterprise and inclusive entrepreneurship. GI are one of the delivery partners in the Global Peace Games. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
FC BRUGES are the first professional football club to twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM.
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
A peace tournament will be held on the weekend of 1st June to 3rd June. The tournament will raise money to provide Peace Field Project plaques which will twin the first ever peace pitch in Bosnia & Herzegovina with Flanders Peace Field, Messen, Belgium, site of the 1914 Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
The NCFA’s Peace Fields Project, Ambassador, Mick Gale presented Valour Patriots Soccer Club with their Peace Field Project Plaque, which officially twins the club’s designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, Messines, Belgium, site of the 1914, First World War, Christmas Truces. The ceremony was attended by a local City Councillor and a Member of the Legislative Assembly. They both reported that they were happy and excited to be the first soccer peace pitch in Canada to be twinned with Flanders Fields. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Hollandia Soccer Club provides soccer programming for youth aged 5-18. Enhancing our community by inspiring people to enrich their lives through soccer. Hollandia Soccer Club value the link between soccer and the 1914 First World War Christmas Truces. It is an honour to twin our designated area of play at the Saskatoon Soccer Centre with the Peace Pitch, Mesen, Belgium. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Elementary school Veli Veli Vrh Pula is located in the town of the same name, Pula. The first school in the area began working in 1913 and records its work through several states. The school has been on several different locations until 2010, since when it’s on the current location. As a modern architectural work, the school was awarded with the World Golden Cube Award, which is the award for the most beautiful school building in 2010. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
D R of CONGO
An interview by Christoph Mbedi, Responsible for the Tala Mosika Project and journalist, with Jean-Marie Vianney Nshombo, Ciperfoot, Coordinator of the Football Initiation and Development Centre. CLICK HERE TO READ INTERVIEW
Football Without Borders. The international tournament will unite the football cultures of Finland, Russia, and other nearby countries. The purpose is to unite football cultures, share coaching expertise, and maintain international relations between neighbouring countries.
This is the perfect way to combine many of my main interests: the English language, historical education, football and working with young people. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Gesamtschule, Heiligenhaus and Woodlands School, Basildon, Essex, England re-enacted the 1914 Christmas Truces today as part of their commitment to The Peace Fields Project. The event was attended by special guest Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium. Alison said, ‘It is important that young people learn about The Christmas Truces. It is a moment in history that speaks to all cultures, young and old’. Organised by Forget Never – Sacrifice and Legacy, the event was covered by national and regional media. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM
Of course football is a major unifying opportunity for both parties and the ‘First Shots Fired’ out of Africa story gives historic context to The First World War relationship that can bring both parties together over the Centenary Period to share in the spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
WA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Veronic Lewylillie is the Ypres Municipality North South Ambassador in charge of the Twinning (sister city relationship) with Wa in Northern Ghana. Veronic and her team will be taking Peace Poppy Balls to Wa Senior School, Ghana as part of the Peace Field Project twinning ceremony. Veronic collected the footballs at Menin Gate, Ypres and she said, ‘These footballs will bring a lot of young people joy in play and in peace’. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
KOWLOON CRICKET CLUB are the first exclusive Peace Pitch in Hong Kong. Twinning their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field which makes them the first ever Peace Pitch in China is set to be a legacy that will welcome all communities to enjoy the facilities and nurture peace through play. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
FIRST SCHOOL IN INDIA TO TWIN THEIR PEACE PITCH: M.R. MATRICULTUTION H.R. SEC. SCHOOL, CHENNAI, INDIA, is the first school in India to twin their playing pitch with Flanders Peace Field, Mesen, Belgium, site of The First World War Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE
THE PEREZ CENTRE are working in partnership with the NCFA to twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, site of the First World War 1914 Christmas Truces. The Perez Centre recently facilitated mixed Arab and Jewish soccer games with special guest Prince William joining in on the fun CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE
ENDAS ENTE NAZIONALE are an organisation implementing projects of National civil service, accredited in first class at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, National Office for the Civil Service. They are members of the International Children’s Football Alliance. Endas provide young people with the opportunity to attend the Global Peace Games. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE
CROMWELL JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB. Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. Cromwell is between State Highway 6 and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south. A prominent feature surrounding much of the town is the man-made Lake Dunstan. Cromwell is about to have the first ever peace pitch in New Zealand. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE
Cregagh Green is where Best, renowned as one of the greatest ever footballers, first flashed his meteoric talent as a schoolboy in the 1950s. It is situated in the east Belfast housing estate where he grew up. It is the first pitch in Northern Ireland to twin with Flanders Peace Field, site of the 1914, First World War, Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM
Breda Academy; Ambassadors for Peace. Ms K Sweeney presented Paul Cochrane and Lewis Wilson, their Ambassador for Peace certificates which were awarded to them for their outstanding contribution to the 2018 Global Peace Games. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM
The Denis Law Legacy Trust (DLLT) is a registered charity that operates and delivers a number of ‘free to access’ programmed and positive destination activities that enable young people to take part in and gain access to sport and other creative activities within their local communities.
DLLT aim to reduce instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour; promote health and wellbeing and encourage inclusivity through sport, physical activity and creative endeavor.
The NCFA have long been admirers of the DLLT to find out more click on the link.
DRAGONES de LAVAPIES. Dragones prepare to be the first ever club in Spain to twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, Mesen, Belgium. Dragones is a highly diverse club of 200 kids plus 60 adult footballers (40 women 20 men) from more than 40 national backgrounds. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BIFC is a medium sized non-profit Soccer Club serving the Bainbridge Island WA community and attracting players from around the Kitsap Pennisula. We offer a range of programs and competitive levels at all ages. At BIFC we believe soccer is about doing things properly. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
HSSC Club President & Director of TOPSoccer Hobe Sound Soccer Club, said, ‘We are honored and very much looking forward to twinning Hobe Sound Soccer Club with Flanders Peace Field’.We will kick off the twinning of our home field William G. “Doc” Myers Park with Flanders Peace Field at our “3V3 Live” Tournament on December 29, 2018. This 3V3 tournament is open to all area Clubs and teams. We are expecting to have 40 or more teams participating in this inaugural event. We are very much looking forward to this event. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Attending a school constructed long after 1918 may make us feel detached from the First World War, yet our modern community has been built upon deep historical foundations. Our motto ‘we learn how to live’ has powerful resonance in contextualising the First World War. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE