Mr Geldart is appointed a Trustee at JP2F4S

Mr Geldart, Assistant Headteacher of St. Mary’s Menston has been appointed a Trustee of John Paul II Foundation for Sport (JP2F4S)


Photo: Mr Geldart, founder of the Bambisanani Partnership


JP2F4S was launched by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Britain in 2010 and is inspired by Saint John Paul’s enthusiasm for sport and the unique potential that it offers to enhance physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development in individuals and to be a force for good in communities and wider society.

“We are delighted that Mr Geldart has been appointed to the Foundation. He has a wealth of strategic and operational experience and has gained an international reputation for his work in Physical Education and Sport. Mr Geldart has held key public appointments at national level with Sport England and the Departments of Education and Health. Eight years ago he founded the acclaimed Bambisanani Partnership in South Africa which uses the power of sport to develop education, health, leadership and global citizenship. His belief in the power of sport combined with his passion and proven track record will enable the Foundation to reach the next level in our development.”
— Monsignor Vladimir Felzmann, the Foundation’s Chief Executive

“It is a great honour to be appointed a Trustee of the John Paul II Foundation
for Sport. Sport is powerful and has the potential for positive and negative outcomes. In order to have positive outcomes, sport at every level, needs to be driven by principles and values such as integrity, honesty, respect, responsibility, discipline, perseverance and humility. Sadly, the influential world of sport does not always set the best example to our young people so there is much to do and much to gain by working towards the vision of sport as proposed by Saint John Paul. The challenge is enormous but so is the prize so I am delighted to be given this wonderful opportunity.”
— Mr Geldart