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Our commitment to increasing diversity in sport and physical activity

We know we can do more to become a more diverse organisation and to help the sector do the same - here's how we're aiming to do it.

In June we acknowledged that, while we’ve already focused much of our work on tackling long-standing inequalities contributing to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds being far less likely to be physically active, we’ve so much more to do.

Responding to the abhorrent killing of George Floyd, we outlined our support to the Black Lives Matter movement, committing to improving diversity within the sport and physical activity sector.

We identified several areas where we wanted to focus our work and we’ve spent the past few months in wide consultation with colleagues and partners to take decisions on the next steps.

A female archery coach instructs another woman at an archery lesson outdoors.

Yesterday, alongside the four other UK sports councils, we announced our role as part of a major piece of work to analyse existing data on racial inequalities and to create an opportunity to listen to more experience of it.

Today, we’re outlining our next steps to not only help and support more people from BAME backgrounds to take part in sport and physical activity, but to support the sector in diversifying its workforce at every level – from leadership, to coaching and administrative roles – and to do much more to stamp out racism and tackle inequalities.

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