Unified Action - Diversifying Sports Governance

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What is Unified Action?

A 12-month pilot research project, concluding March 2024, to Diversify Sports Governance and build inclusive cultures within National Governing Bodies of Sport. 

Led by 8 Young Changemakers (aged 18 – 25), from ethnically diverse communities and underrepresented groups, empowered to lead the research through youth voice.

As a result, they have developed a Framework.  Created to build inclusive cultures within NGBs and deepen understanding about the barriers young people face in sport governance. 

To access their Framework, click here.

To hear their stories, watch the VT here.

Watch the impact videos for each sport here:

Partners and funders:

Funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, delivered by Youth Sport Trust in partnership with Sporting Equals, 2 – 3 Degrees, Golf Foundation, England Golf, Swim England and Paddle UK (formerly British Canoeing).

Meet the Changemakers:

As Changemakers we are motivated to have our voices heard to tackle the racism we have experienced in our own lives to bring about long-term change, educating others to increase the voice of under-represented young people from ethnically diverse communities.









Meet the NGBs: