Achieving Racial Equality

Fishmongers’ Hall was the venue for the recent launch of the Joint Angling Governing Bodies (JAGB) Equity Policy.

Fishmongers’ Hall was the venue for the recent launch of the Joint Angling Governing Bodies (JAGB) Equity Policy.

Angling should be accessible to everybody, irrespective of gender, colour, race, ethnic origin, creed, disability or social class. This is the message that it is being sent out by the JAGB as they launched their Equity policy by signing the Equity Charter for Sport. The policy document has been written jointly by the National Federation of Anglers, the National Federation of Sea Anglers and the Salmon & Trout Association, and has been endorsed by Sport England and Sporting Equals.

The signing of the Charter, will commit the JAGB to challenge and remove racial discrimination and achieve equity in sport. This latest initiative is intended to promote racial equality in angling, in partnership with Sport England and the Commission for Racial Equality. The JAGB is committed to working with both organisations to create a plan of action that will help improve access across angling at all levels. More details soon.