On Saturday 25th July, Sporting Equals was at the Manchester Mela celebrations helping people try new or familiar sport through our SportZone activities.
Sporting Equals has on offer Boxing sessions with the help of the hugely popular mobile boxing ring. Young participants from the White Irish Travelling community were enthusiastic to pull on the gloves and learnt a few tips from the coach.
Local people had the chance to have a small kickabout of football, try their hand at tennis and table tennis.
A young man from the Somali communityshowed brilliant technique and passion for tennis but wanted to have a go at almost all sports available from Boxing, Tennis, Table Tennis and Cricket.
Manchester Mega Mela is the largest celebration of South Asian Culture in the North of England. Music, dance, food and traditional arts and crafts bring the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of South Asia to Platt Fields Park each year. The Mela is a two day fun-filled event which takes place in the summer.
If you couldn't make it, please follow us on twitter @SportingEquals to see all the action from where our SportZone will go next:
Birmingham Mela : 16th August : Cannon Hill Park
Nottingham Caribbean Carnival : 22nd August : City Centre
London Mela : 6th Sept : Gunnersbury Park
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.
BEDSA 2017 Highlights
Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox scoop top awards at the third Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs)
MIND - CAMPAIGN BURST
Sporting Equals are working in partnership with MIND to help promote mental health and wellbeing to BAME communities. Health and Fitness expert Dal Dhaliwal blogs on how getting active can support your mental wellbeing.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Sporting Equals latest consumer insight identifies that the UK Chinese population does not form a cohesive integrated community, but is a complex mix of ethnic, class and professional differences
Launch of Future Sports Leaders Event
We are delighted to launch Future Sport Leaders in partnership with Youth Sport Trust and Sport England on the 10th February 2017 at Hotel Football, Manchester