9th September 2022
Wesport commit to a 2 year partnership with hate crime charity SARI

Wesport are very excited to share that we have committed to a two-year partnership with local hate crime charity SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality). This work will create a number of learning, development and networking opportunities for our whole team and the networks we work with to engage in meaningful conversations around race and race equality.

In addition, we will also use the expertise of SARI to work with us in terms of promoting awareness and confidence in recognizing and responding to hate crime and discrimination within the sport and physical activity sector.

We aim to make the most of SARI’s local expertise in order to transfer knowledge to our sector, with a particular focus on hate crime reporting which we are aware is being discussed by a number of Active Partnerships.

Alex Raikes MBE DL, Strategic Director of SARI and High Sheriff of Bristol 2022 said:

"SARI are so happy to be working in partnership with Wesport to tackle racism and race hate crime in sports. We deal regularly with reports of incidents in a whole range of sporting arenas. Such abuse ruins lives and prevents the teamwork that is so crucial to sporting success. Working hand in hand with the sector’s infrastructure organisations as well as delivery organisations is key to achieving positive change. We look forward to putting our ideas into action!”

Find out more about SARI by visiting their website here.