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NBS research contributes to new LGBT+ sports club directory

Research undertaken by Nottingham Business School (NBS) has contributed to a new national directory of LGBT+ sports groups.

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Community-based groups are set to benefit from the new directory, which was informed by NBS research

Dr Scott Lawley and Dr Sarah Smith were awarded funding by Sport England to produce a report which investigated the LGBT+ sports infrastructure in England, focusing on governance and capacity-building issues within these groups.

As part of this project, the directory of LGBT+ sports groups in England was compiled.

The research was undertaken alongside Pride Sports, an organisation which works to challenge LGBT-phobia in sport and to improve access to sport for LGBT+ people.

Louise Englefield, Pride Sports Director, said: "The LGBT+ Sports Club Map is a fantastic online tool profiling the UK’s diverse LGBT+ friendly sport and physical activity sector. Data captured by Nottingham Business school has facilitated the development of this invaluable resource."

Scott Lawley, Associate Professor at NBS, part of Nottingham Trent University, said: “Many of the groups are small, community-based groups. This research is the first time that a national picture of their overall provision has been created.”

Jamie Hooper, Senior Equality and Diversity Manager at Sport England, added: “This is such a fantastic tool for people to be able to find local LGBT+ inclusive clubs to them. We know that LGBT+ people are underrepresented across sport and we hope this is will go some way to reducing that gap, and that it will support more LGBT+ people to get physically active and have a great time when they do so!”

The directory can be accessed at Pride Sports

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Published on 27 November 2019
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