Diversity in sport and physical activity is crucially important for reasons of social inclusion and health, as well as for the standard of sporting excellence and the future of local clubs. The statistics demonstrate why the work of Sporting Equals matters.
THE GOVERNMENT RECOMMENDS PEOPLE SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST 30 MINUTES A DAY OF MODERATE INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON 5 OR MORE DAYS A WEEK. HOWEVER:
THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, BOTH FOR THE INDIVIDUAL AND WIDER SOCIETY, ARE WIDE-RANGING. THE 'VALUE OF SPORT MONITOR' COMMISSIONED BY SPORT ENGLAND AND UK SPORT SUGGESTS THAT THEY INCLUDE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP, CRIME REDUCTION AND COMMUNITY SAFETY, POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT AND REGENERATION OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES, EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING.
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Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
Our Mission and Aims
Sporting Equals exists to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and is the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, we are now a fully independent body with a well-established mission.
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