Black voices to be given outlet during Black History Month
Throughout October we'll be showcasing the positive work done by Black people in the sport and physical sector, as well as highlighting the barriers and inequalities still present.
The number of active Black adults in England is 5% below the national average.
Less than half the number of Black adults walk for leisure compared to the national average and it's a similar story for swimming.
These stark statistics, from our most recent Active Lives Adult Survey, are behind our desire to eliminate racial inequalities from sport and physical activity.
As part of this work, it’s important to acknowledge what’s already being done, what’s worked in the past, what hasn’t and, most importantly, to listen to the experiences of Black people working and engaging with our sector.
So, to mark Black History Month, throughout October we’ll be focussing on those stories and experiences across our website and social media channels.
This will take the form of a series of blogs from a variety of Black voices, as well as a focus on key issues, statistics and barriers faced by Black people when trying to get active.
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