A BRIGHTON professor who co-founded a global programme using football to bring peace has been invited to advise the United Nations.

John Sugden is the University of Brighton’s Emeritus Professor of the Sociology of Sport.

He will be part of an expert group supporting the Division for Social Policy and Development of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

He will fly to the UN’s New York headquarters in June.

Professor Sugden said: “This is an honour for all those at the university who have helped build and promote Football for Peace International.”