With an increase of more Muslim players in the profession as well as support from Muslim fans, Manchester FA have sought to sign the Muslim Athlete Pledge to listen, learn, and adopt good practice to help our players flourish and feel supported.
The Pledge is a commitment and start to recognising muslim needs in the sport, as well as within clubs and a check list addressing muslim player’s needs.
This pledge is part of our wider work around equality and diversity and an important aspect for us to understand, grow, and adopt good practice.
The pledge is the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter which will help us strengthen our voice and zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.
Football Development Manager, Kathryn Smith:
"We believe this is a positive step for Manchester FA and integral to our work with supporting our players. By understanding their faith and cultural needs we can better position ourselves as a County FA as well as making our players feel valued and appreciated."
CEO and Founder of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman:
“Having signed the pledge, Manchester FA 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 clubs and their players by 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 volunteers.
By signing the pledge, we have now started our journey working with Nujum Sports and hope to continue working with them to get fully accredited in the future.
To learn more about Nujum sports and the pledge, Visit HERE