The plan highlights the progress made in achieving four core goals: widening football's talent pool, clarifying anti-discrimination regulations and sanctions, instilling confidence in reporting discrimination and increasing knowledge and awareness.
The Action Plan outlines some of the positive steps in 2015-16 with examples of how discrimination has been dealt with effectively in professional and grassroots matches, how mentoring has played a part in under-represented groups securing employment in the game and how they have been dealing with reporting of discrimination. Flagship initiatives such as On Board, the governance training forum for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) former players, the COACH bursary scheme and the body of work around reporting discrimination, are just some of the highlights.
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Engaging South Asian Communities in Cricket - Launch of ECB Consultation
The ECB have recently launched a consultation to help better engage the South Asian community. They want to hear your views on how to shape its work in this area and enable greater engagement.
BAME representation in Football
An event to boost the careers of football coaches from under-represented communities in West Yorkshire will take place in Huddersfield on Monday 24 July.
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
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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.