"This is a fabulous and a very well documented account of the development of BOX in Mosques in Sheffield to date. Your analyses of female involvement is especially interesting and I think this insight should be shared widely.This gives a firm background of understanding of the project so far that will help with our analyses of the project as it rolls out."
Ron Tulley, Head of Development, England Boxing
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 Insight team has a proven track record of providing research across numerous sectors and areas including government, sporting institutions and the third sector.
Insight is an integral element of the Sporting Equals offer, and is the starting point when planning and designing all interventions and project based activity. The central aims of our research is to:
We believe that Insight is critical in helping to develop change, build an evidence base and support the sports and physical activity sectors to improve understanding around BAME communities and enhance specialist knowledge of groups.
Sporting Equals has also worked in partnership with a number of different partner agencies to develop bespoke research projects. Current partners include:
Alongside research we have worked with partner agencies to produce toolkits and resources to help support staff and volunteers to build confidence in engaging diverse communities and deal with sensitive issues relating to race equality.
A good example of this work was the bespoke training model Sporting Equals developed for AgeUK which was rolled out nationally in 2011 and enabled Sporting Equals to engage with over 5,500 people allowing us to reach out to the most disadvantaged older BAME communities in England. Our research and evaluation frameworks enabled us to work with 39 regional partners to demonstrate the sustained impact of this project.
Sporting Equals has strong partnership links with research departments in Leeds Metropolitan, Leicester, Loughborough and Brunel universities and has delivered research to inform Academics and the third sector. Sporting Equals also have access to up to 20,000 BAME people online. Our online research is currently ongoing and will allow Sporting Equals to produce tailor made research for specific key target audiences.
Factsheets covering the six main religions and the issues for Sport:
Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism
To access the above factsheets please contact Sporting Equals by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone: 0121 777 1375
Engaging faith communities in Sport
YMCA working with Diversity in the workforce
Systematic Literature Review
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.
Sporting Equals Regional team is committed to increasing participation amongst BAME communities through successfully linking sports governing bodies with religious and community organisations.
Research Partnership Leeds Beckett University
Sporting Equals have established a research partnership with Leeds Beckett University who support our work.