“Knowing the basics of the technique of how to hit a ball with a Golf club from these lessons has given me the confidence to go to a Golf course and not look stupid which was a definite barrier”
Daniel Allen is a new member of staff at Sporting Equals. In this role he works alongside partners to integrate black and ethnic minority communities into sport by setting up various projects. As well as this, Dan also worked for British Boxing, coaching and mentoring people who are registered boxers with the Boxing Association. Dan is an active person, attending this gym twice a week as well as boxing on two occasions to keep up his fitness levels. As high as Dan's fitness levels are, he had never played Golf prior to his beginner lessons and there are various reasons for this as Dan admits…
“The area I work and live in, Golf is not an accessible sport. There are no role models that align themselves to the community groups I surround myself in therefore I have struggled to play. Another reason has been the price and the attractiveness from a personal point of view”
Dan took up the lessons during a meeting where I enquired as to whether he would be interested in giving it a go. He then got a few of his friends and family and attended lessons at Hilltop Golf Course for 6 weeks. This was the first time Dan and his friends had ever played Golf.
“The free offer to begin the lessons from Mytime Active was a big incentive as it breaks down the barrier of initial cost and gave me the pathway to try the sport and see if it was something I would like to take up on a permanent basis”
BRITISH ASIANS IN SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SUMMIT (BASPA) 2018
Breaking Boundaries City Leadership Events
Connecting Communities through Cricket, Breaking Boundaries, is a three-year project (2018 - 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities, through regular engagement in cricket, playing, spectating and volunteering. The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup to make the most of crickets potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket community and foster mutual respect and friendships.
Black History Month 'COACH' Exhibition
To celebrate Black History Month, the Houses of Parliament will be host to a photographic exhibition, 'COACH', to showcase the contributions made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in athletics.
Sporting Equals has created a unique Leaderboard Academy in partnership with the University of Leicester, we are seeking suitable candidates to help support greater diversity within the boardrooms of sport.
Making Equals Slough
Slough Making Equals will take place on the 30th August at Slough and Eton School. The event which is supported by our Trustee Christine Ohuruogu will bring 100 young people together to help build bridges between local communities, develop skills and build a new generation of young leaders.
FA 'Bringing Opportunities to Communities' Consultation Forums 2018
Come along and have your say through the FA consultation forums which are taking place in October/November 2018