In support of the RFL’s TACKLE IT campaign against racism and discrimination in Rugby League, Hunslet are delighted to announce our own Inclusivity and Diversity programme “1 Hunslet”.
As a supporter owned Club, run largely by volunteers, Hunslet RLFC recognises the importance of reflecting the communities and individuals we serve. That is why we are proud to offer a diverse and inclusive environment for people to work, volunteer, and support our Club, irrespective of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We believe that embracing diversity is fundamental to increasing participation and involvement across our great sport as well as the continued health and growth of our business.
Our new “1 Hunslet” logo will have prominence on our website where it will act as an accessible link to a variety of Inclusivity and Diversity information and communications to help support and inform individuals.
To support our programme, we are also pleased to formally launch our “Ambassador” project. This project will see us advertise in the local community for volunteers in key underrepresented areas to form a 1Hunslet Ambassador Group:
- Black / BAME
- Youth (18 – 25)
- Senior (70+)
The Group will have 4 key directives:
- To elect an individual from within the group to sit on the Club Board as I&D Director.
- To inform and challenge the Board on all elements of inclusion and diversity, offering insight and recommendations to make the Club more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming.
- To help promote the Club to these diverse groups and drive – up engagement with them.
- To support the Club in delivery of the RFL’s “Tackle it” Campaign.
Club Director Neil Hampshire said:
“I am extremely proud to launch this new initiative on behalf of the Club and we really want to get the message across that Hunslet welcomes every individual with open arms. We think it will be a huge bonus for us to have an I&D Director supported by an Ambassador Group to really help us address and benefit from what are currently underrepresented areas across both our fanbase and administration. I’d strongly encourage anyone interested to get involved”