Welcome to Equality - Focus on Sport a *volunteer supported 'shop window' full of information and news to support people working to deliver sport that is open and welcoming to everyone.
This new website will support and complement the monthly Equality - Focus on Sport Newsletter which from January 2015 is produced by a small team of volunteers.
The website and newsletter welcome **input from people working in sport - we want you to share what you are doing to further develop equality delivery in sport.
Here you will find: news of developments to achieve equality in sport, general information on equality, resources, events, details of training, etc.
* This website is now updated courtesy of a weekly subscription current awareness service - Sport and Physical Activity Link (SPAL). Each week SPAL covers key output from the sport and physical activity sector in England - key policies impacting on sport, output from main organisations and NGBs, events, publications, etc...
(Note: Inclusion will be at the discretion of the editor - you will be informed of any decision)
Latest additions and latest news:
News items from the sports sector:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (4 August 2015)
Government kicks off consultation to help strengthen sport across the country
Consultation to ensure public funding goes to organisations that can get more people participating.
Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has today launched a wide-ranging public consultation on sport in the UK.
The government wants to hear from interested groups and the public - people who are involved in sport and people who aren’t - on what more can be done to use sport to help improve many more lives.
On top of the health benefits from participating, sport brings people together, contributes billions to the economy every year and enhances Britain’s reputation on the world stage........
The consultation sets out 10 broad themes that the government wants to engage with the public on. The themes are as follows:
- Physical activity
- Children and young people
- Financial sustainability
- Coaching, workforce and good governance
- Elite and professional sport
- Fairness and equality
- Safety and wellbeing
- International influence and major sporting events
The public consultation will run for just under nine weeks, from 4 August until Friday October 2. It marks the start of the government working on a new strategy for sport in this country......
The sports sector and interested public can access the consultation paper, including an online response form via: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-strategy-for-sport-consultation
View the full press release
Sport England (1 June 2015)
New insight sheds light on women and sport
As part of Women’s Sport Week and ahead of the start of the second phase of This Girl Can, Sport England publishes its new women’s insight pack Go Where Women Are.
What is it?
Go Where Women Are is about engaging women in sport and exercise on their terms and in their space whether physically or emotionally. The insight pack explores our current understanding of women, their relevant motivations, barriers and triggers to getting more active, and what this means for sports and exercise activities and initiatives.
It pulls out key learnings that can be applied to most women and draws on a rich range of data, research and practical projects conducted over many years, including I Will If You Will pilot in Bury, Bloomingirls festival in Manchester and Active Women projects.
It also provides a deeper understanding of women’s feelings about sport and exercise, their internal dialogue and fear of judgement, which the This Girl Can campaign has been developed upon........
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View the details of the above and other news items on our 'News' page - some are from the protected groups news pages
What's new on the site?
Training and courses page - here you will find information on general equality courses and toolkits and also training tailored for the sports sector.
We want to add more information to this page - please tell us about the training and support tools you have developed.
Take a look at the page
Latest reports, strategies , guidance, etc added:
Go where women are: Insight on engaging women and girls in sport and exercise. Sport England, June 2015 (50 pages)
‘Go Where Women Are’ is about engaging women in sport and exercise on their terms and in their space whether physically or emotionally. This review explores our current understanding of women, their relevant motivations, barriers and triggers to getting more active, and what this means for sports and exercise activities and initiatives.
Download a copy
England Boxing Disability Development Plan. England Boxing, May 2015 (5 pages)
This document sets out England Boxing’s strategic vision to make boxing more accessible to disabled people, and explains how it aims to improve the boxing offer to disabled people in order to increase disability participation.
Historically the misconception of boxing was that, as a highly competitive contact sport, there was little opportunity for disability inclusion.
As England Boxing entered the 2013-2017 Whole Sport Plan period, we collated more insight about our participants. This insight told us more than ever before about the people taking part in our sport and we began to understand that approximately three quarters of them did not actually compete, but regularly took part in non-contact, fitness-based boxing within a club environment.
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Bringing Opportunities to Communities: A plan to increase Asian involvement in football. The Football Association, May 2015 (24 pages)
The overall aim of the plan is for Asian communities to be proportionately represented throughout the structure of football in England and is aimed at grassroots level, the part of the game which The FA can directly affect.
Areas such as participation, talent development, role models and how to develop talent ID officers are chronicled within the plan, with progress measures set against them.
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What sways women to play sport? Using influencers to unlock opportunities that positively impact women’s sport behaviour. Women in Sport, April 2015 (19 pages)
What influences women’s sporting participation? Who are the key influencers when it comes to women’s sporting participation?
This landmark new research report, funded by Sport England and based on research conducted by The Behavioural Architects uses a behaviour change model to identify opportunities for sport to better make use of influence figures.
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*Equality - Focus on Sport - monthly e-news publication
This edition contains features on:
- triathlonscotland - Disability Triathlon in Scotland
- 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games AND the CPISRA World Games
- report from the ASA on the Stonewall - Lesbian, Gay Bisexual &Transvestite Sport Role Model training
- Latest update on Sporting Equals’ work – SportZones have been a success
- A selection of recent information
- A brief look at some local work
- Calendar of forthcoming events
*This monthly e-news publication is now being produced by a very small group of volunteers; prior to January 2015 it was a funded service. It now relies far more on people coming forward with their information and news to share across the sector in the UK.