‘Number of BAME board members too low’, according to UK Sport report | Football News |

'Number of BAME board members too low', according to UK Sport report | Football News |

'Number of BAME board members too low', according to UK Sport report | Football News |

The number of black and ethnic minority individuals on the boards of organisations funded by Sport England and UK Sport is still disproportionately low, a report has found.

The Diversity in Sport Governance report, prepared on behalf of Sport England and UK Sport, found that just over five per cent of sports board members came from a BAME background, compared with 13 per cent of individuals being identified as BAME in the wider UK population.

The diversity report also found that only five per cent of board members declared or consider themselves to have a disability, compared with around 22 per cent in the wider UK population. Three per cent of board members identified as being openly LGBT+, slightly above the national average for the UK population.

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