Commit to Signing Our Charter
There is an ethnicity gap across the whole of sport and physical activity, from grassroot participation to elite competition, across the entire workforce from local volunteers to the board rooms of sport organisations, and across the media from online social content to prime-time TV coverage.
This needs to be addressed. And there has never been a more important time.
Nothing else like sport has the power to enhance people's health and wellbeing, support communities to connect and collectively achieve more, and ultimately to help change lives for the better. Everyone should be able to access that.
The Sporting Equals Charter has been designed to support organisations in the sport and physical activity sector to tackle the ethnicity gap.
Our Charter is a simple and effective framework that will enable us collectively to work towards a sport and physical activity sector that is representative and inclusive of the UK population.
This Charter is comprised of three key principles: Capture, Commit and Celebrate. We ask that you:
- Capture data and insight
- Commit to tackling underrepresentation at all levels
- Celebrate positive role models and stories
It is important to ensure that an intersectional approach is taken to reducing the ethnicity gap.
That means that whilst we are unapologetically targeting racial equality with this Charter, we also want to make sure that the needs of ethnically diverse disabled people, LGBT+ people, those with different faiths, older and younger people, and those with other important individual characteristics are all taken account of too.
We believe that by working together to capture data, committing to make positive change, and celebrating success, we will collectively improve diverse representation in sport and physical activity and effectively address the ethnicity gap.
“Working with Sporting Equals has been a real highlight of an otherwise challenging year under Covid. With their support, the Golf Foundation has recruited a more diverse Board of Trustees, researched perceptions of the sport from a wider youth audience and written a new 5-year business plan with diversity at the heart of its mission statement. The team at Sporting Equals have been supportive, professional and helpful. The Charter is thoroughly 'unbureaucratic' and easy to apply. We look forward to working closely together with Sporting Equals to make our sport more inclusive.” – Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive – The Golf Foundation
British Ice Skating
British Dragonboat Racing Association
Herts Sports Partnership
Sport + Recreation Alliance
Royal Yachting Association
Disability Sports Wales
British Wheelchair Basketball
Commonwealth Games England
The British Mountaineering Council
Youth Sport Trust
British Amateur Boxing Association
British Cycling Federation
UK Coaching Solutions (formerly Coachwise)
Bowls Development Alliance
Action Plan members:
By signing this Charter, you will be greatly helping us to shine a light on the ethnically diverse community and make a change.
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