Opportunity to tell Birmingham County FA how they can provide better services in football to meet your needs.
Birmingham County FA holds its first ever community road show, which will take place on Thursday 5th December at the Birmingham County FA, 6.30pm to 9pm. Not only will you have the opportunity to have your say, but the road show will also provide details to the local community on the work the County FA has done on coaching, refereeing, setting up an Inclusion Advisory Group, setting up a Local Football Anti-Discrimination Football Panel and Youth Council, and other initiatives to make the game more accessible to people from all of our communities. The event will be hosted by Lincoln Moses MBE (Chair of BCFA Race Equality Advisory Group) and Matt Murray (former Wolverhampton Wanderers player) and the FA Community shield will be there on the night for photo opportunities.
Refreshments and networking will be available on how you can get more involved in football throughout the evening. If you are involved in football in any way, Birmingham County FA are keen for you to attend and have your say. Book your place on this event early as places are limited: http://eventspace.thefa.com/birminghamfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=84690#regform
Birmingham County FA seeks volunteers to support inclusion and anti-discrimination projects
Following the release of the FA’s Anti Discrimination Action Plan (2012), making recommendations to County FA’s on equality, social inclusion and representation, Birmingham County Football Association has revised its governance procedures and structures to implement two key projects: an Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) and a Local Football Anti-Discrimination Panel. Volunteer support is required for both projects to ensure their success.
Inclusion Advisory Group
Local Football Anti-Discrimination Panel
GLOBAL PEACE AND UNITY EVENT
Come and join us at the GPU Event on 23rd & 24th November 2013 at the ExCel in London. We will be offering prizes and free activities. Read more.
RA-FA Youth Council Inspired Fund - applications sought for youth referees
Sporting Equals and RA-FA Youth Council are helping young people from BME backgrounds, currently underrepresented in refereeing, to get involved. The project, The Inspired Fund, gives support to inspirational individuals who can use a refereeing qualification to promote refereeing, football and the positive values of sport in their local, under-represented communities. Bursaries of up to £150 are available which will contribute towards the payment of the Basic Referee's Course. Read more.
Sport England Inspired Facilities Fund
The Inspired Facilities scheme, Round 5, part of Sport England’s Places People Play programme, is now open for Community and voluntary organisations, local authorities, statutory bodies, educational establishments from across England to apply for grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to help improve facilities for sports use in the community. Read more.
Rugby Football League helps their community clubs to grow
The Rugby Football League has launched a new website for members of the public and a series of workshops for community clubs that will enable them to capitalise on the surge in interest in the sport created by Rugby League World Cup 2013.
The website, www.extraordinaryrugby.com details how people can become involved in the sport in a wide range of capacities, including player, match official, coach or supporter.
Inclusive Sport Fund briefing & consultation
The Inclusive Sport programme is designed to increase the number of disabled young people (aged 14+) and adults regularly playing sport as part of Sport England's wider commitment to increasing disability participation. A briefing and consultation will be held in Stafford on Thursday 24 October. The fund closes to applications on 2nd December.
Register at: https://inclusivesportfundworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
Sporting Equals E-News
This quarters e-news keeps you up to date with what’s been going on at Sporting Equals - we’d love to hear what you think. This quarters roundup lets you know about all the great work and what’s coming up over the couple of months. Click here to download the newsletter.
Check out our 2013 Quarterly Funding update
This months quarterly update provides information and advice about funding opportunities. Read more.
Black History Month
October is Black History Month, and with it comes a multitude of events to celebrate, share and promote knowledge of African and Caribbean history. Read more.
Latest Research - Effectiveness of excercise on health outcomes
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal identifies the effectiveness of exercise alongside drugs as intervention for better health outcomes. Read more.
Black and Minority Ethnic Participants and Coaches in Athletics, Badminton, Cricket and Basketball: Interested in becoming a coach, or are you already a coach?
Sports Coach UK and Leeds Metropolitan University would like to know more about your experiences as a participant and your motivations to become a coach. Find out more.
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the black and minority ethnic population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
We work closely with both the providers of sporting opportunities (national governing bodies, local authorities and agencies, sports organisations) and the users of sporting opportunities (community and faith groups, local clubs, charities and individuals). We also have strong links with NHS agencies and other organisations addressing health inequalities in society.
Sporting Equals is one of five National Partner’s to Age UK and is the delivery organisation for the Faith and Community Strand of the Fit as a Fiddle Cascade Training Programme.
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