Latest Active People results show a decrease in BME participation
2.84 million people from black and minority ethnic groups (36.7%) aged 16 years or over played sport once a week, a decrease of 77,200 compared with the March 2015 result and 87,200 fewer than the September 2015 result for this group. A drop in participation amongst non-British white people has contributed to the latest results.
There has been an increase of 691,000 people from black and minority ethnic groups playing sport compared with APS1. During this period, 3.00 million people from black and minority ethnic groups aged 14 years or over (37.5%) played sport once a week.
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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.