Is sport failing underrepresented groups?
On 21 April, the Select Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation will be holding evidence sessions focusing on underrepresented groups in sport. The Committee will look at the barriers to sport and recreation for people from ethnic minority communities, and women and girls. The Committee will question experts on what can be done to improve access to sport and recreation.
Areas of discussion
- The diversity of experiences among different ethnic minority groups and within minority communities in relation to participation in sport and recreation.
- How racism and abuse of athletes both at sporting events and on social media should be tackled.
- What more needs to be done to ensure more people from ethnic minority backgrounds are in powerful and decision-making roles in national sport governing bodies and other organisations.
- How successful the Government and other bodies have been in encouraging participation in sport and recreation among women and girls.
- How sexism and other abuse of women in sport on social media and in person should be tackled.
- How women facing additional barriers to participation in sport, including ethnic minority women and women with disabilities can be supported to be more active.
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