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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

What is diversity?

ED and I (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) ensures fair treatment and opportunity for all. It aims to eradicate prejudice and discrimination on the basis of an individual or group of individuals’ protected characteristics.

The BAC takes seriously its role in recognising and removing any barriers faced by people involved or wanting to be involved in sport, in any capacity, to ensure the culture of sport is improved to one that values diversity and enables the full involvement of disadvantaged groups in every aspect of sport.

“I have absolutely no doubt of the commitment within the organisation to the area of diversity and inclusion.”

UK Sport Standards Coordinator

Diversity in sport

Like society as a whole, sport is at its best when it’s diverse. As such, the BAC takes a proactive approach in ensuring that:


We are empowering all of our members, and celebrating all of our differences, and all that we share.


We are proactively recognising and removing barriers faced by people involved, or wanting to be involved, in sport.


We are helping to ensure that the culture of elite sport in Britain is fair, equitable and ethical, and values diversity.


The BAC achieved UK Sport’s Intermediate Level of Equality Standard for Sport in 2019.

As well as offering independent support to others, the BAC can signpost you towards relevant groups and networks within elite sport. 


The BAC is a proud member of the Inclusive Employers network, and our staff are continuously encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills, and share best practice in this area, to ensure that our commitment to inclusivity shines through in all aspects of our work.


Within the High Performance System, there are a number of networks designed to promote and improve diversity in sport, including British Athletics’ ‘Racequality‘and British Swimming’s ‘Pride in Water’.

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