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.
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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'Rule of six' to be applied to adult indoor team sports24/09/2020 13:05:00
With new coronavirus-related restrictions for sport announced, we've compiled answers on what is and isn't allowed.
Helping to keep people active during local coronavirus lockdowns21/09/2020 13:43:00
We give some clarity in the confusion about what sport and physical activity is and isn't allowed during local lockdowns.
Me Again... This Girl Can returns with new campaign14/09/2020 14:15:00
Aimed at reducing the gender gap in activity levels, the new campaign focuses on inspiring women to get active in the way that suits them - there is no 'new normal'.
Sport councils join forces to tackle racial inequality in sport09/09/2020 16:25:00
The five councils will commission two major pieces of work to explore racism and racial inequalities.
Why investing in physical activity is great for our health – and our nation07/09/2020 13:05:00
We commissioned the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University to calculate the social impact and the economic importance of sport and physical activity in England.
Reopening of schools vital to boost children's activity levels02/09/2020 12:20:00
Lockdown has had an impact on children's activity levels, so the reopening of schools is an important moment to help increase the amount of sport and activity they're doing
Independent review into allegations of mistreatment within gymnastics25/08/2020 14:05:00
Anne Whyte QC will lead the review following a series of serious allegations in recent months
Five ways to make gyms and swimming pools more accessible to women25/08/2020 11:15:00
This Girl Can is calling on activity providers to make simple changes following the results of a survey