Lincolnshire FA has signed the Muslim Athlete Pledge to demonstrate its commitment to equality and diversity for all.
With an increase of more Muslim players in the profession as well as support from Muslim fans, Lincolnshire FA sought to sign the Muslim Athlete Pledge to listen, learn, and adopt good practice to help our players flourish and the Muslim members of our grassroots football community feel loved and supported.
The pledge is a commitment and start to recognising Muslim needs in the sport, and a check list addressing Muslim players needs.
This pledge is part of our wider work around equality and diversity and an important aspect for us to understand, grow, and adopt good practice.
The pledge is the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter which will help us strengthen our voice and zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.
Jordan Mason, Football Development Officer (Disability & Inclusion), said: "We believe this is a positive step for us as a County FA, and integral to our work with supporting our players. By understanding their faith and cultural needs, we can better position ourselves as a governing body as well as making our players and wider community feel valued and appreciated."
Ebadur Rahman, CEO & Founder of Nujum Sports, added: "Having signed the pledge, Lincolnshire FA is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality, and recognition of the contribution Muslims make in their respective clubs and teams.
Nujum is here to support clubs and their players and contribute positively to their equality and diversity agenda. We are here to help them aspire to be even more inclusive and build on the passion and love we have for our beautiful game."
By signing this pledge, Lincolnshire FA have now started their journey working with Nujum Sports and hope to continue working with them to get fully accredited in the future.
To learn more about Nujum Sports and the pledge, please visit www.nujumsports.co.uk/pledge.
For more information on Lincolnshire FA's work to make football more inclusive, click here.
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