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Taking steps together to tackle racism in grassroots sport

Sign the Pledge to make sport fair and open to all

A pledge to tackle racism in grassroots sport has been signed by 120 organisations in the region. All have committed to have their own plan to make sport fair and open to all.

The pledge to the Commitment to tackling Racism and racial inequality in community sport is led by the Yorkshire and Humber Anti-Racism in Sport Group.

Organisations need to commit to actively tackle attitudes and racial inequalities that prevent or discourage people from leading active lives and enjoying the benefits of sport and physical activity.

Each organisation will have it’s own plan to:

  • Be open and responsible organisations that recognise the changes needed to become anti-racist organisations.
  • Lead by example as anti-racist allies.
  • Use and share knowledge to create change locally.
  • Enable communities to take part without fear of discrimination.
    Develop the workforce to become diverse and representative of the communities they are working in.
    Deliver inclusively so that everyone has the opportunity to be active.

Nigel Harrison from Yorkshire Sport Foundation and chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Anti-Racism in Sport Group said: “We all want our Yorkshire and the Humber to be the kindest, friendliest and most inclusive region to play and take part in sport.

“It’s on all of us to create a culture within community sport that ensures everyone can enjoy being free of any racism or discrimination. We hope sports organisations across the region will come together to make this happen.”

Find out more and sign the pledge by clicking the button below.

Sign the Pledge