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Sport Aberdeen announced as a finalist in The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2023


Sport Aberdeen is thrilled to be shortlisted as a finalist in The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2023.

Now in its eighth year, the intention of the awards is to showcase the amazing work being done across Scotland to create equal opportunities for everyone. It also aims to highlight the individuals and organisations making a difference in their workplaces through a range of policies and strategies relating to inclusion and diversity.    

Sport Aberdeen is a finalist in the ‘Diversity in Sport’ category, sponsored by sportscotland. The other three finalists in the category are Scottish Sports Futures, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and University of Strathclyde, Trans and Non-Binary Swim Sessions.

Sport Aberdeen’s entry focused on the impact it has made through various initiatives including its dedicated inclusion forum, the sessions it offers for individuals with additional support needs including swimming, ice skating and snowsports, and its corporate induction which has a newly refreshed section on equality, diversity and inclusion.         

The charity also delivers initiatives for key target groups – its SPACE programme supports care experienced children and young people through bespoke one-to-one support, helping to use the power of sport and physical activity to result in positive change.     

Another example is its Get active for Less scheme, providing discounted access for those on benefits and allowances, and older adults aged 66 and over. 

Kim McRobbie, Active Schools and EDI Manager, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the Diversity in Sport category. 

“Inclusion is one of our core values at Sport Aberdeen and we are passionate about ensuring that sport and physical activity is accessible to everyone, working with communities to understand and break down any barriers to participation.

“Through Active Schools, we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space to ensure that the achievements, attitudes and wellbeing of every child and young person matters. Effective partnership working is crucial to ensure this is successful.

“Well done to every finalist – we should all be proud of the roles we are playing to create a more equal society in Scotland, and we look forward to celebrating next week!”   

The ceremony will take place at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on October 12 where the winners will be announced. 

The full list of finalists can be viewed here.