Coverage

JP2F4S specific news heads this website page – other sport related news, in which CEO Fr Vlad Felzmann is quoted, follows in chronological order below.

Coverage

JP2F4S launches its ‘Aim High For All’ Virtues Programme

Skipton: John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport chose Yorkshire to launch its new hot-off-the-printers ‘Aim High For All’ Virtues programme, which has been endorsed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The Universe December 2, 2016.

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You let the team down, Chaplain for Sport tells Nesta

The Chaplain for Sport has criticised a Jamaican Olympian after he failed a drugs test resulting in his team – which includes sprinter Usain Bolt – being forced to hand back their Olympic gold medals.

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Sponsorship deal ‘not as sweet as it ‘sounds’

The Chaplain for Sport has warned that a three-year partnership between the Premier League and Cadbury may confuse some fans into viewing the confectionery company products as “healthy”.

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Chaplain rejects heading ‘risks’

The Chaplain for Sport has played down the dangers of heading a football as a study confirmed it caused concussion among players, writes Nick Benson.

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‘All too easy for tempers to flare’

Fr Vladimir Felzmann, CEO of JP2F4S and the Chaplain for Sport has condemned “committed thugs” who hijack sporting events in order to spread violence, fear and hostility (The Universe February 24, 2017).

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David Redvers ‘revs up’ to run the London marathon

David Redvers, a long standing friend of the charity, is running in the London Marathon for JP2F4S. Read all about it in The Universe (February 24, 2017).

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‘Players got too big for their boots says chaplain after Ranieri’s fall’

Fr Vlad Felzmann, the Chaplain for Sport, and JP2F4S CEO, has questioned the Leicester City team for the sacking of its manager Claudio Ranieri.

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‘It’s not just about winning medals’

The Chaplain for Sport and CEO of JP2F4S, Fr Vlad Felzmann has joined Paralympic gold medal winner Baroness Grey-Thompson in urging ministers to look at a funding model for sport which “goes beyond just winning medals”.

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Sports chaplain urges clubs to provide toilets for disabled

Fr Vlad Felzmann, JP2F4S CEO and Chaplain for Sport has urged high profile footballers to encourage their clubs to provide toilets for disabled fans.

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Facilities for disabled still short at most football clubs

The majority of Premier League clubs are still failing disabled supporters. The findings come less than a month after Mgr Vladimir Felzmann, Chaplain for Sport and CEO of the John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport, urged clubs to provide suitable facilities for disabled fans.

Chaplain praying for racing crash amputee

The Chaplain for Sport and JP2F4S CEO Fr Vlad Felzmann has offered prayers for a teenage British Formula 4 driver who had amputations to both of his legs following a high-speed crash.

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Celtic boss tells squad to talk about gambling problems

Brendan Rodgers has urged footballers struggling with gambling addictions to open up about their problems. Mgr Vladimir Felzmann, Sports Chaplain and CEO of the John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport, explains in the article that admitting any weakness, such as an addiction, is always a big challenge.

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Charity campaigner finishes London Marathon despite last minute injury

David Redvers has raised over £30,000 for the John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport by running the Virgin London Marathon. Mgr Vladimir Felzmann, Sport Chaplain and CEO of JP2F4S, has known David and his parents ever since David was born in 1970.

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Fr Vlad Felzmann joins the football world to pay tribute to Cheick Tiote

The Chaplain for Sport joined the football world in paying tribute to former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote, who died at the age of 30. Fr Vladimir Felzmann said the tragic death was “an aide memoire to help us see every day sub specie aeternitatis: in the context of eternity” (The Universe June 9, 2017).

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Chaplain for sport demands ban on racism

The Chaplain for Sport has insisted that there is no place for racism in sport and demanded that those who exhibit such behaviour should be banned from sporting events. The Universe, January 13, 2017.

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Chaplain lashes out at ‘pathetic’ England fans

JP2F4S CEO, Fr Vlad Felzmann, has condemned the “ignorant and pathetic” behaviour of some England fans in March 2017 fixture against Germany, writes Nick Benson of The Universe.

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Premier League youth team learn how to feign injury without getting caught

At least one Premier League youth team has been learning ‘simulation’, the Chaplain for Sport and JP2F4S CEO Fr Vlad Felzmann has revealed in The Universe (May 26, 2017).

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Chaplain backs call for sports safety guidelines

The Chaplain for Sport has joined a senior Labour MP in calling for new rules to be put in place for youngsters to avoid repeated blows to the head in boxing and rugby. The Catholic Times, December 16, 2016.

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Don’t let racists melt away in the crowd, says Felzmann

JP2F4S CEO Fr Vlad Felzmann has insisted that more needs to be done to identify and prevent individuals displaying racist behaviour at sporting events. Mgr Vladimir Felzmann stressed that those who take part in racially motivated abuse at sporting events should not be able to hide in the crowds.

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Chaplain backs MP’s call for contact sports to lessen their impacts

The Chaplain for Sport (Fr Vlad Felzmann) has joined a senior Labour MP in calling for new rules to be put in place for youngsters to combat the effects of repeated blows to the head in boxing and rugby. The Universe December 16, 2016.

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Pull out of World Cup: Fr Vlad Felzmann

The Chaplain for Sport has suggested in The Universe that individual countries pulling out of the 2018 World Cup may have more effect in tackling Russia’s ‘war crimes’ in Syria rather than stripping the country of hosting duties. The Universe, December 2, 2016.

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Clean up beautiful game urges top sports chaplain

Amid last week’s uncovering of child sex abuse allegations in football, the Chaplain for Sport has urged anyone who has ever faced abuse to step forward and “clean up” the scandal. The Catholic Times, December 2, 2016.

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Man U MD criticised for labelling football a ‘religion’

In The Universe this week, Manchester United’s managing director has made a “big mistake” saying his club is as big as religion, according to the Chaplain for Sport. The Universe, November 18, 2016.

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Chaplain admits football’s image is tarnished over corruption allegations

The Catholic Chaplain for Sport has stated that the ‘beautiful game’ may not be altogether beautiful as reports indicated that the Football Association is open to a parliamentary inquiry into corruption within the sport. The Universe October 7, 2016.

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Chaplain’s yellow card for Mourinho

The Universe reports on CEO of JP2F4S Fr Vlad Felzmann warning Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho that a continuation of the disrespectful behaviour he displayed could see a repeat of last year’s destructive performance. The Universe, August 12, 2016

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JP2F4S CEO heaps praise on England under-20 team for World Cup win

Fr Vlad Felzmann, JP2F4S CEO heaped praise on the England under 20- team whilst at the same time urging them to maximise their potential by paying attention to their PIES – physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of their life.

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Faith section in The Times showcases JP2F4S

We were delighted with the coverage in the Faith section of The Times on January 19, 2013.Journalist Damian Arnold reported on our plans to encourage children into sport as a means of building spiritual character through excellence in sporting skills and fitness.

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