The Sported Hub
Together, Sported UK and eCoach launched a platform and range of equality online courses, from engaging teenage girls in football, to tackling racism in football, which were made available via Sported’s Hub platform.
Along with engaging courses, learners can access invaluable webinars, downloadable resources, bite-size videos, and social areas in a holistic learning space.
The Barclays Community Football Fund has enabled Sported members to access small grants to groups in a bid to make football more accessible and reduce inequalities at the grassroots level over the next three years.
Barclays partnered with Sported to make these small grants available for groups wishing to start offering football, those keen to expand their existing provision to new audiences, or those already delivering football to under-represented groups.
Through the fund, 5,550 community groups across the UK will receive grants and support to develop inclusive football. More than 150,000 young people will be engaged in inclusive football activities.
The fund will primarily support young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations, many of whom are not yet benefiting from wider football support.
The platform and courses aim to help people understand the barriers faced around challenging topics, such as engaging with diverse communities and tackling racism, and give learners clear and strategic guidance on how these can be overcome, as well as how to create an action plan for your sport and put the training into practice.
There is a short assessment at the end of the courses for learners to test their knowledge, as well as the option to attend a webinar-based session following course completion to ask questions and refresh the knowledge they have acquired from the course. Learners will also receive a digital certificate and CPD points accredited by CIMSPA – The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
Since launched, over 3,000 people in England have taken our range of EDI courses within the Sported Hub.
“This course will enable us to ensure our club is both inclusive and accessible and a place where people feel valued.”
– Sported UK Hub Member
ABOUT THE CLIENT
Sported’s network consists of sports groups across the UK representing nearly 100 different sports, from parkour to paddle-boarding, boxing to baseball and kabaddi to kayaking. These groups tackle the most serious social issues affecting communities including youth violence, discrimination and poverty. Sported helps empower the local heroes running these groups by providing much needed professional expertise, resources and operational support, free of charge, to help their group survive and thrive.
To find out more about Sported, visit www.sported.org.uk