Chance to Shine sign Muslim Athlete Charter

Chance to Shine is delighted to become the first charity to sign the Muslim Athlete Charter in conjunction with Nujum Sports, reaffirming our commitment to making cricket a sport that welcomes all young people.

The Muslim Athlete Charter creates a framework to challenge organisations to make progress on recognising and providing support for Muslim athletes.

We sought to take this initiative to learn about, listen to and honour the needs of its Muslim participants, coaches and staff, and to adopt good practice to ensure everyone feels cricket is a sport for them. This links closely to the charity’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which includes a commitment to ensuring that all Chance to Shine programmes foster environments where everyone can feel they belong and be themselves. By signing this Charter, we will work towards achieving all the points in the charter here.

Click the image above to read the Charter

Chance to Shine Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer Zoya Zia said: “This partnership with Nujum Sports is an exciting opportunity to engage in our wider work on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and put into practice tangible actions that support those of the Muslim faith who attend our events and sessions. We embark upon this journey with earnest, transparent ambitions to be held accountable for upholding these statements. Ultimately, we aim to safeguard our participants from discrimination of any kind.”

CEO and Founder of Nujum Sports Ebadur Rahman said: “Nujum Sports is pleased to announce that Chance to Shine has signed onto the Muslim Athlete Charter and is the first charity to do so to show its commitment to making its programmes inclusive for Muslim participants and staff. As Advisers to the ECB on Muslim Inclusion, for us this is another big step for Cricket in the right direction.”

To learn more about Nujum Sports and the pledge please visit nujumsports.co.uk.

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