London FA Signs Muslim Athlete Pledge
Following on from the recent launch of our Racial Equality Action Plan, we’re pleased to announce that London FA has signed the Muslim Athlete Pledge, to demonstrate our commitment to equality and diversity for all.
With increasing levels of interest from the Muslim community in grassroots football, London FA is signing the Muslim Athlete Pledge to listen, learn, and adopt good practice to help people from the Muslim community flourish and feel comfortable and supported across the grassroots game. The Pledge is a commitment to the importance of recognising Muslim needs in the sport, and also provides a very useful checklist for organisations to help them address Muslim player’s needs. This pledge is part of our wider work around racial equality, inclusion and diversity and a demonstration of our determination to understand, grow, and adopt good practice.
The pledge is the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter, and is designed to help us strengthen our voice and show zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.
Paul Bickerton, London FA CEO, commented: “We believe this is an important step forwards for London FA and integral as part of our Racial Equality Action Plan work. By better understanding the faith and cultural needs of the Muslim community, this ensures we are doing everything we can to be an open and inclusive organisation for all. We would encourage all our Leagues and Clubs to find out more about the Muslim Athlete Charter and seek to adopt its principles.”
On signing the pledge, CEO and Founder of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman said: “Having signed the pledge, London FA is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality, and recognition of the contribution Muslims make in their respective clubs and teams.”
To learn more about Nujum Sports and the Pledge please visit www.nujumsports.co.uk/pledge or Inclusion - London FA and download the Nujum Sports brochure.