“Sport … protects the weak and excludes no-one … frees young people from the snares of apathy and indifference and arouses a healthy sense of competition in them…”
The Foundation’s objectives are varied. They include the desire to honour the memory of St John Paul ll and to turn his enthusiasm for the physical and spiritual benefits of sport into a means of generating new sports facilities for the benefit of all. At the same time we want to involve as many people as possible from players to teachers, trainers, priests and parents for participation, leadership and organisation.
In particular our aim is to inspire, motivate and enable gangs to channel their aggression through competition rather than conflict and to start new lives. The Foundation will raise funds to provide awards and new facilities, including summer camps where the young can learn the best psychology of sport, following the example of John Paul ll, as well as the best training techniques.
In summary, we aim:
- To support the creation of new sports clubs in parishes and schools across the country; motivate and enable local communities to set up sports club.
- To train the trainers – and future trainers – to work with the highest sporting-ethics.
- To inspire, motivate and enable gangs to channel their aggression not through conflict but through competition. ‘Street Gangs to Sport Clubs’
- To inspire and encourage schools to sign up to the JP2F4S’s Principles and use our logo
- To organise summer camps to enable the sporting-young to learn the best psychology of sport and the best training techniques
- To award annual prizes for those contributing the most – and best – to enable people to thrive physically, morally and spiritually through sport
- To enable all those interested in any sport to develop the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives (PIES)
- To offer opportunity to everyone
- To involve parents to encourage their children and volunteer their own services
- To regenerate school, parish and community-based sports clubs
- To convert aggression and conflict to competition
- To bring about a society transformed by its commitment to peace
- To honour the memory of the sporting Pope, St John Paul II