Published this summer, the new Vision for sport is the most inclusive it has ever been. With support from the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) and Sport Wales, the Welsh Sport Equality Alliance has been set up to bring together equality partners and the sport sector to further promote equality and diversity in sport in Wales.
Chaired by the Reverend Canon Aled Edwards OBE, the Alliance has attracted strategic expertise from a wide variety of organisations whose core purpose is to advance equality and who have an interest in working with sports sector representatives to further progress equality, diversity and inclusion in the physical activity of the nation.
Speaking at the launch, Aled Edwards said:
“We are so encouraged by our first meeting and gathering lots of experiences and stories. It all bodes well for developing a meaningful agenda for our future work and we look forward to supporting sport in Wales to do even more to develop an equal sporting landscape in Wales.”
The organisations involved so far include:
Action for Children, EYST, BME Sport Cymru, NSPCC Cymru’s Child Protection in Sport Unit, LGBT Sport Cymru, Mind Cymru, Stonewall, Equality Counts, Sports Chaplaincy, Women Connect First, Welsh Cycling, RYA Cymru, Welsh Amateur Boxing Association, Disability Sport Wales, Cricket Wales,Welsh Football Trust, StreetGames, Welsh Rowing, Welsh Hockey, Wales Golf, Table Tennis Wales, Swim Wales, Welsh Triathlon, the Outdoor Partnership, Canoe Wales, and Tennis Wales.
The aim of the Alliance will be to signpost and share good practice, and help deliver inclusion through working with our friends in the third sector in terms of partnerships; education and training; research, insights and policy; and workforce diversity.
If you are interested in the work of the Alliance, please contact WSA Head of Communications and Policy, firstname.lastname@example.org.