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New: Sports inclusion training from Mermaids!

We’re delighted to offer a brand new two-hour trans inclusion in sports training to clubs in South and West Yorkshire.

Delivered by Verity Smith (he/him), Mermaids’ Sports Inclusion Manager, in partnership with Yorkshire Sport Foundation and supported by our research into barriers to trans participation in sport, the training will cover terminology, basic trans awareness, inclusion in sport and the barriers faced, benefits of participation, Equality Act, Data Protection and more.

Available either face to face or online, our goal is to provide sports clubs with the confidence, information and resources they need to be trans inclusive and make everyone Active About Inclusion.

Spaces are limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment!

Who is

it for?

This pilot training scheme is available to grassroots clubs and teams in South and West Yorkshire as well as National Governing Bodies, and will be delivered between May and December 2022. If successful, the pilot may be extended beyond Yorkshire.

Why Mermaids?

We have 25 years’ experience in working with trans young people and their families, as well as supporting professionals who work with young people. Verity, our trainer, is a trans athlete who speaks passionately from personal experience, and we have worked with a number of National Sports Governing Bodies, clubs and stakeholders in the past, including British Kickboxing Association, British Rowing, UK Athletics, Ice Hockey UK, Watford FC, Stonewall FC, Youth Sports Trust and many others.

How do I

sign up?

We have 10 places available on this pilot scheme, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to take part, please register your interest by filling out this Google form.

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