To accelerate change we host two advisory groups: BASE & SMAP.
These meet regularly and help develop initiatives and apply pressure to advance race equality.
Sport Monitoring Advisory Panel
The Sport Monitoring Advisory Panel was established by Sporting Equals in February 2021 to monitor publicly funded sport and physical activity organisations. During the summer of 2020, statements were released acknowledging the previous lack of action by many to improve the experience of the African and Caribbean communities. The momentum witnessed in 2020, needs to continue and remain on the agenda. This Panel has been established to achieve this.
British Asians for Sporting Excellence (BASE)
Sporting Equals is proud to announce the formation of British Asians for Sporting Excellence (BASE), working across pan-Asian British sport to improve elite talent pathways. We have delivered a number of projects at community level across the UK that have served South Asian and British Asian communities.
- A lack of British Asian role models across sport
- Ignorance of religious and cultural festivals impacting performance and availability
- Discrimination in the form of language and selection from coaches and teammates
- Ayaz Bhuta MBE PLY, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Wheelchair Rugby & Basketball athlete
- Haj Bhania, International Wheelchair Basketball Coach
- Ziana Butt BEM, Saracens and England Mixed Netballer
- Gurdawar Dhaliwal, Chair of Khalsa Football Federation
- Manisha Tailor MBE, Assistant Head of Coaching, QPR Youth Academy
BASE has three core objectives:
Code for Sports Governance
Annual Report and Accounts
Board of Trustees
Sporting Equals is governed by a Board of Trustees who collectively govern and take decisions to ensure the charity fulfils its purpose and remains sustainable. As Sporting Equals is both a charity and company, Sporting Equals’ Trustees are also company Directors (Non-Executive Directors) and therefore beholden to both charity and company law.
Sporting Equals’ Board of Trustees currently includes the Chair, Senior Independent Director and seven other Trustees. Sporting Equals’ Trustees are volunteers who bring valued experience to Sporting Equals from a range of backgrounds. Sporting Equals’ is committed to gender diversity and our current board composition is 33% male and 66% female. Please see ‘Meet Our Team’ to find out more about our Trustees.
Sporting Equals’ Board of Trustees has three sub-committees where Trustees with specific skills and experience can focus on priority governance areas in more detail (Finance Committee, Audit Committee, HR & Remunerations Committee) and, in addition, Nominations Committee is dealt with by the Full Board.