Update 14th April 2021:
In September 2020, UK Sport, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland came together to set out to Tackle Racism and Racial Inequality in Sport with the collective ambition to have a sporting system which is truly inclusive and properly reflective of UK society.
As part of the first phase of this initiative, the Sports Councils commissioned two pieces of work – a data gathering and analysis project led by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University and a lived experiences project led by AKD Solutions.
Both pieces of work have now concluded, and the five Sports Councils are currently in the final phase of the project of using the findings raised and presented to establish a full report and set of recommendations in line with the collective ambition. These are expected to published by the end of May.
A number of online events are taking place in January for the public and professionals to tell their story.
The forums provide a safe space to talk frankly about their experiences, including historical and present-day issues, in a safe environment and without criticism or prejudice.
The events are part of a new campaign by the home nation sports councils to tackle racism and racial inequality in sport.