GBA Statement on Tackling Racism

GBA's Commitment to Tackling Racism and Racial Inequality

GBA is committed to being an anti-racist organisation and to proactively tackle the racial inequalities that prevent or discourage people from leading active lives and enjoying the benefits of sport and physical activity, whether as participants, volunteers or by working in the sector.

Tackling inequalities has always been at the heart of the work of Active Partnerships. But when the shocking death of George Floyd caught on video in the US last summer sparked protests and a national debate, we recognised we must do much more to address racism and racial inequalities within sport and physical activity. We are working together as a network, along with our partners, communities, staff, Boards and external advisors, building our knowledge and understanding of the causes, incidents and impact of racial inequality in our sector, building a long-term commitment and identifying priorities for action to make a sustained and meaningful difference.

Whilst we are small organisations, we recognise the reach and influence we can have through our whole system approach to tackling inactivity and by building anti-racist practice into everything we do. But this requires us to lead by example, recognising our weaknesses, with individual and collective commitment to taking action to become truly inclusive, anti-racist organisations.

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