Sponsored by EY, Pride in Sport aims to raise awareness and tackle the issues of racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and sexism in sport.
In collaboration with EY and Liberate, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels like they belong.
It’s only when people feel truly accepted that they can perform at their best.
Racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexism and other prejudicial language can all too often be heard within sport settings and often gets dismissed as ‘banter’. The words we use matter and make the difference between an inclusive space or one that feels exclusive and intimidating for people from minority groups.
This is why we are asking as many sports people as possible to show their support for Pride In Sport by wearing rainbow laces and sweatbands – ideally during sporting activity.
Whatever your sport, wearing your rainbow merchandise in support of Jersey Pride in Sport, demonstrates your commitment to making sport an inclusive and discrimination-free space.
Thanks to sponsors EY, sports organisations can collect rainbow laces, sweatbands and headbands Monday to Friday throughout the month of September 2023, between 09:00 – 17:00, from Jersey Sport (FB Fields) or EY (Castle Street).
Please note: merchandise is distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact the Sport Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about how your sports organisation can create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all your members at all levels, please read our recommendations and take a look at our free resources which can be found by clicking below:
Developed in partnership between Liberate Jersey and Jersey Sport, our workshop promotes diversity, inclusion and equality in sport.
Sport has the power to unite people, but it can also be the arena where individuals allow feelings of hate and prejudice to come out. Why does sport have these problems? Is it unique to sport or part of being human? And what can we do about it as leaders in our sports organisations, or in the moment as officials, coaches or players to promote positive change?
To highlight Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport, Liberate Jersey are offering a workshop for the sporting community on Monday 13 November, from 18:00-20:00, at the Jersey Library. The workshop will cover the topics of diversity, inclusion, fairness, equality, respect and acceptance within sport. Book your place below:
You can find out more about all our upcoming workshops by clicking below:
Meet Roísín and read her inspiring story about how as a disabled, transgender athlete she overcame adversity to inspire others to be the best they can be, whatever limiting factors and challenges they face.