World Transplant Games - Bangkok 2007
Club Future clubs should be accessible to everyone and so it is important that the right culture is promoted, and that the club’s policies, practices and ethos encourage all members to adopt an inclusive and child-friendly approach to badminton.
Simply adopting new policies and gaining accreditation will not change the atmosphere of an unwelcoming club. A club management group must aim to ensure that the club is (or becomes) a place that is child-friendly, free from discrimination and unfair behaviour.
Sport England’s definition of sports equity is “Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.”
In order to encourage a positive approach to the issue of equity within the club environment, it is also recommended that coaches and other club volunteers attend training on sports equity. Each coach must successfully complete an equity task or a coach from the club is required to attend the following training programme:
- Equity in Your Coaching run by sports coach UK.