Fencing is a sport that has a diverse community. One aspect of that diversity is the range of religions that are represented. Research within the sporting community has shown that knowledge about different religions can sometimes be limited. The following factsheets have been prepared to help increase knowledge http://syzygyleisure.co.uk/publications.html and awareness of religion festivals and may help to avoid clashes. http://www.thefa.com/~/media/files/thefaportal/governance-docs/equality/faith-in-football/the-football-association-calendar-of-religious-festivals-2015.ashx
We want to ensure that not only do we create an open door to people to take part in our sport, but we actively encourage them to do so. By working with a range of organisations such as Sport England we are working hard to achieve this aim.
In ensuring that everyone is treated fairly at all levels within fencing we encourage all partner organisations including member clubs to adopt, apply and demonstrate their commitment to the principles of equality.
For more detail, please contact Liz Behnke, British Fencing Equality and Safeguarding Manager
For urgent issues please call 07526 003030