The Football Association of Wales has signed the Muslim Athlete Pledge to demonstrate its commitment to equality and diversity for all. The Pledge is a commitment and start to recognising Muslim needs in football.
To learn more about Nujum Sports and the Pledge, please visit nujumsports.co.uk/pledge.
The Pledge is part of our wider work around equality and diversity and an important aspect for the FAW to understand, grow and adopt good practice.
The Pledge is the beginning of the journey to be fully accredited with the Nijum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter, which will help us strengthen our voice and zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.
Jason Webber, FAW Equality, Diversity and Integrity Manager, commented: “We are committed to building an environment and culture that actively supports all faiths throughout the football family in Wales.
“By utilizing the Muslim Athlete Charter framework and working closely with Nujum Sports, we will ensure that Muslim Players are supported in their environment to practice their faith while playing football.
“Someone's religion and belief should not be a barrier and everyone should be supported within an inclusive environment so they can be themselves.
“We believe that football is a place where everyone should feel that they belong and signing the Charter moves us closer to achieving this vision.”
On signing the pledge, CEO and Founder of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman said: “Having signed the pledge, the Football Association of Wales is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality and recognition of the contribution Muslims make in their respective clubs and teams.
“Nujum is here to support associations, clubs and players in addition to contributing positively to their equality and diversity agenda. We are here to help them aspire to be even more inclusive and build on the passion and love we have for our respective clubs, players and fans.”