Sporting Equals has a network of over 5000 organisations, from faith centres, community groups and BAME sport clubs. We have been able to work with these organisations to develop their sporting opportunities through working with governing bodies of sport, leisure trusts and sport clubs.
"With the help of Sporting Equals, West Riding County FA has been able to better engage many members from BAME communities. Their work in introducing us to sportivate funding, and many faith centres in the area has proven valuable when engaging new audiences within the county."
Tom Dent - Just Play Officer, West Riding County FA
"I believe the relationship created with Sporting Equals will allow the Middlesex County Cricket Board to build and develop new relationships with local BAME/community groups. They have provided us with outreach and the opportunity to publicise our products to these groups."
Mash Mehter, Middlesex County Cricket Board
"Sporting Equals referred us to a Sikh Temple in Stanmore who are keen to develop and invest in their existing facilities, providing technical support and funding advice."
Rachael Porsz, LTA Regional Officer
"Based on my experience and Nishkam Centre's experience of working with Sporting Equals, I would recommend all community organisations to join Sporting Equals."
Upkar Singh Pardesi, Vice Chairman, Nishkam Centre
Sporting Equals Insight team is a dedicated research function that includes over 20 years of experience in delivering high quality and perceptive information surrounding BAME communities and race equality in sport.
Sporting Equals has specialist expertise in communicating with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) audiences through mainstream and specialist media, and can support promotions, recruitment and other campaigns on behalf of sports, health and other organisations.
Our aim is to grow the capacity of organisations and communities, so that our involvement is no longer required. We can also help build the leadership and communication capabilities of individuals in sport and physical activity.
Sporting Equals facilitates integration between sport and physical activity providers, such as the National Governing Bodies of sport, and third sector agencies including the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) sports and community organisations.
At Sporting Equals we are proud to offer a range of bespoke training and mentoring on diversity and equality, including a "train the trainers" approach that aims to grow the in-house expertise of our partner organisations.
At Sporting Equals, we draw on research published by other organisations to inform our strategies, as well as commissioning some research and publications ourselves and in partnership with other organisations.
Sporting Equals Works in three key areas, Sport Participation, Active Communities and Equality and Diversity in Sport
This pioneering project works with an organisation to assess the current state of an organisation in equality, diversity and inclusion focusing on policies, practices and perception internally and externally of an organisation and its work.
Research Partnership Leeds Beckett University
Sporting Equals have established a research partnership with Leeds Beckett University who support our work.