How difficult is observing Ramadan for an athlete whose day-to-day routine is so strict?
“Keeping in the best possible shape whilst observing Ramadan, for a boxer, isn't easy, you have to take that month or two months to one side, and I try to make sure I'm back to full strength as quickly as possible."
“It's also why I only fight once or twice a year – Ramadan literally falls right in the middle of the year. If it were very early or very late in the year I could maybe look at two or three fights per year but as a Muslim, you want to make the most of Ramadan and it's once a year."
“Although it isn't easy, it's still very manageable and although most boxers look at two or three fights a year once they reach world championship level, it's not a problem gearing towards two rather than three for me.”
The holy month of Ramadan will start at the end of May this year, marking a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the globe.
Tribute to Dame Di Ellis -Trustee Sporting Equals
It is with great sadness that Sporting Equals reports that its Trustee Dame Di Ellis passed away peacefully on Thursday (18 May) following a short illness. During her life, Di was an inspiration and champion to so many, her grace and fortitude will never be matched; she will be dearly missed by all.
Launch of Government new Cycling and Walking Strategy
The government has recently published its new Cycling and Walking Strategy, which sets out how it will invest £1.2 billion to make cycling and walking 'the natural choice for shorter journeys. By publishing this strategy the government has demonstrated its commitment to getting more people cycling and walking to help create an active nation.
Code for Sports Governance
A new Code for Sports Governance sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017.
MIND - CAMPAIGN BURST
As part of the MIND Campaign burst Sporting Equals is working with grassroots community projects to deliver a number of events in key locations to help raise the importance of keeping active to maintain an active and healthy mind.
BEDSA 2017 Award Winners
The third annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) took place on Saturday 18th March. The ceremony was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry and attended by over 800 guests. Click below for a full list of all the winners.