Are football clubs liable for the online racist abuse of their players?
NFLPA Launches Accelerator, DRIVEN, to Help Close Diversity Gap in Licensing
To address the diversity gap in licensing, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) today unveiled a new business accelerator – Driven. This program is committed to advocating for greater inclusion of diverse entrepreneurs and their consumer products while empowering them as agents of change, moving them off the sideline and providing them with a seat and voice at the table.
World Rugby partnering with unions and regions to grow the sport
- Participation is one of the three core pillars of World Rugby’s strategic plan launched in April
- Plan is focused on empowering the 128 member unions and six regions by increasing their capacity and capability
- Ambition to increase the total global playing population to over 10 million by 2025
- In line with strategic commitment to grow the women’s game, this plan aims to increase active female players by a further 10 per cent
- Successful Get into Rugby and Impact Beyond programmes to be expanded
Changes made to strengthen Code for Sports Governance
Sport England and UK Sport have announced changes to the Code for Sports Governance which aims to increase diversity on Boards and senior leadership teams.
Sports & Governance - The Year In Review 2020/21
Football leadership Diversity Code launched to drive more inclusion in the English game
We have today launched our new Football Leadership Diversity Code to drive diversity and inclusion across English football, with over 40 clubs across the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship committing to tackle inequality across senior leadership positions, broader team operations and coaching roles.
New members on Board, Diversity Code and Digital Education discussed by FA Council
Set out below is an update on the Council meeting which took place on 15 October 2020. The main highlights were as follows:-
Moving from exclusive to inclusive models of sport - Takuya Yamazaki - E93
Australian football proudly celebrates inclusivity, equality and diversity with the Pararoos
- First Pararoos match on home soil for more than 19 years supported through FIFA Forward programme
- Almost 1200 fans in attendance, a record for a CP football match outside a Paralympic Games
- Football Federation Australia (FFA) received FIFA Forward 2.0 funding which will also assist Australia's preparations for International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Nations Championships this year
Campaigning for equality and recognition of human rights in sport - Episode 57
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An even playing field: women in sport
Together: EFL launches Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity strategy
NFL teams can now interview head coaching candidates during last two weeks of season
The NFL's Fall League Meeting has produced a handful of changes to the Rooney Rule.
A memo sent by the NFL to all 32 clubs and obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero detailed policy changes enacted during Tuesday's session that were initially reported on Monday. Among those changes were an increase in the amount of external minority candidates required to be interviewed during a hiring process to fill vacancies at the executive level, as well as coordinator positions.
NFL plans to enact new enhancements to Rooney Rule ahead of next hiring cycle
The NFL plans to inform owners at the league's fall meeting Tuesday of new enhancements to the Rooney Rule for the upcoming hiring cycle, including mandating at least one in-person interview with an external minority candidate for head coach and general manager jobs, per sources.
FIFPRO AFRICA APPROVES MOVE FOR MORE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
More than two years after its last continental meeting, FIFPRO Africa held its 2021 congress on Tuesday 27 July in Accra, with the participants physically present. The reunion was marked by the approval of its new articles of association.
How Sports Leagues Can Improve Their Diversity: Analysing The NFL And MLB’s Hiring Initiatives
Industry statement on diversity
FA launches Football Leadership Diversity Code to increase BAME and female representation
The Football Association has launched a diversity code, with the aim of increasing BAME and female representation in the sport.
FIFA World Cup 2022™ First Sustainability Progress Report published
The FIFA World Cup 2022™ First Sustainability Progress Report provides an update on the progress made by FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC in 2019 regarding their five sustainability commitments, including human rights, diversity and environmental protection.
Members named for Lewis Hamilton Commission which aims to increase motorsport diversity
The 14 members have been named for Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Commission which has vowed to increase the diversity in motor racing.