We have designed the Leaderboard Academy, especially to equip Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) professionals and BAME former athletes with the skills they need to influence and promote equality and diversity (particularly race equality) in the boardrooms of sports organisations. The ultimate aim is to increase BAME participation in sport at all levels. Presently there are only 14% BAME board members, out of a UK population of 14%. The Academy is focused on getting talented people onto boards, people who have empathy and understanding of race equality issues, and the ability to communicate and share that at board level.
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The LTA has become the first national governing body to sign the new Sporting Equals Charter, which aims to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
BEDSA 2019 WINNERS
Congratulations to all of our BEDSA 2019 Winners ' A Dazzling Night'
CALL TO ACTION (BASPA)
A 'Call to Action' following the British Asians in Sport and Physical Activity (BASPA) Summit which took place on the 23rd November 2019 in Birmingham. The insight gained from the workshops have been developed into a series of recommendations against the four key themes of elite level sport, coaching, workforce and inactivity.
Latest Active Lives Data Release
Sport Participation Trends amongst BAME groups: Analysis of Active Lives Survey data May 2017/18
BEDSA 2019 Awards Finalists
The Finalists have been announced for the most anticipated British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, which will take place on 6 April in London.
Sign Up to the Sporting Equals Charter
The Charter was launched at the Race Equality and Ethnic Diversity - Charter for Change event held at Pinsent Masons, London on the 25th March 2019. To see the Sky Sports coverage and find out more, click here.