Vision and Mission

John Paul II waves goodbye to the UK

Sport trains body and spirit for perseverance, effort, courage, balance, sacrifice, honesty, friendship and collaboration”
John Paul II

Sport is one means of developing a more positive sense of belonging and identity”
Vincent Nichols – Archbishop of Westminster

The inspiration behind the John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport (JP2F4S) is St John Paul’s own vision of sport as a means of building spiritual character through excellence in sporting skills and fitness.

Our mission

JP2F4S therefore aims to enable an ever increasing number of people – in particular the young – to achieve the holistic fulfilment of their potential by acquiring the virtues taught and lived by St John Paul and which cannot be learnt in front of a screen but can be learned through sport and PE.Fencing - Courtesy of Mount St Mary's and Barlborough Hall School

Emerging evidence suggests there is a clear association between being physically active and academic attainment and attention.

Children and young people who are physically active are also more likely to continue the habit into adult life.

Catholic in inspiration JP2F4S is, as Christ is, for all.

JP2F4S is blind to anyone’s race, ethnicity, economic situation, background or belief, age or ability, whether they are single or partnered.

Everyone who signs up to our criteria is welcome in JP2F4S.

The Foundation inspires and enables the creation of new sports clubs in communities. Akin to a Trade Association it then monitors and supports these clubs.