This week, British Judo will be celebrating National Inclusion Week and participating in work behind the scenes to help make our sport more inclusive!
This year’s theme is #ThePowerOfNow so we will be highlighting some of the excellent work taking place throughout the judo community while thinking about the actions we can continue to take to be inclusive to all.
Inclusive Employers have launched a guide to the “NIW Daily Actions”, which aims to help workplaces celebrate National Inclusion Week every day. The daily actions continue the theme of #ThePowerOfNow by encouraging people to actively participate and the power that these simple actions have!
The NIW Daily Actions
Monday 26th September: The Power of Identity – Share who you are
Tuesday 27th September: The Power of Connection – Reach out
Wednesday 28th September: The Power of Recognition – Empower your colleagues
Thursday 29th September: The Power of a Diverse Network – Expand your circle
Friday 30th September: The Power of Knowledge – Take ownership of your learning
Saturday 1st October: The Power of Allyship – Be an active ally
Sunday 2nd October: The Power of Commitment – Make your pledge
Along with the NIW daily actions, there are a variety of opportunities that you can participate in and benefit from to contribute to National Inclusion Week and tackling inequalities in sport.
British Judo Together Fund
The British Judo Association (BJA) has been awarded £165,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England (SE)’s Together Fund which is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund that was set up in April 2020.
This funding and support will enable registered clubs within the BJA’s English Areas working with target audiences – Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian and culturally diverse communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC) – to continue to recover and grow off the back of the pandemic and allow people the opportunity to live more active lifestyles.
More information on how your club can apply for the Together Fund grant can be found here.
Accelerate Sport has created a variety of courses in partnership with EDI sector leaders, the courses allow you to continue with your own professional development while learning valuable information that might also benefit the people around you.
Accelerate Sport is currently offering its pathway courses with up to 40% off, you can save a further 10% off with our code: “judo10off”. Full details can be found here.
In addition, those of you interested in applying for the Together Fund and attracting new participants from diverse communities may benefit from completing the Accelerate Sport Creating Connections course (10% off with our code “judo10off”)
Duty to Care Toolkit
UK Coaching is offering the “Duty to Care Toolkit” to coaches for free, within this toolkit there are knowledge checks around the five pillars of duty to care. Once coaches have completed the learning tasks in the toolkit, they will earn a nationally recognised digital badge.
The badge is an indication of a commitment to great coaching, proof that coaches have demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the principles of duty to care, and evidence of CPD.
We hope you are inspired to drive inclusion within your judo community this week.