Equality in sport
Sports equality is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic status.Equality Standard for Sport
The Equality Standard for Sport gives guidance about how to increase the participation in sports and physical activity by under represented people - especially women and girls, ethnic minority groups and disabled people. It gives information on sport and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities. The Equality Standard for Sport website also has details of the numerous coach education courses available covering sports equality.
Other organisations also promote equality in sport, and give answers to policies you should have for your club and suggest what you can do to make your club more accessible to everyone in the community:
Sporting Equals is a national initiative to promote racial equality in sport throughout England. It is a partnership between Sport England and the Commission for Racial Equality and provides a wide range of information about racial equality in sport.
Kick It Out
Kick It Out gives information about projects and schemes which aim to reduce racism in football. It also gives details of funding which available for projects which support this aim.
Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)
The WSF works to improve and promote opportunities for women and girls to participate in sport in the UK at every level.
Since 2004, sports clubs have been legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments to their premises so that people with a disability can use their facilities. More information is available from Sport England.