General News:

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


Registered charity Sport Aberdeen has been named as a finalist in the Diversity in Sport category of The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards.

Sponsored by sportscotland, the Diversity in Sport award recognises a business, charity, third sector organisation, sports club or organisation that has used the power of sport to drive diversity and inclusion in their community.

Glasgow Ansar, LEAP Sports – Pride Youth Games and Scottish Sports Futures have also been shortlisted as finalists in the category.

Sport Aberdeen has raised the bar locally for helping to embed diversity and inclusion practices. It has a dedicated equality, diversity and inclusion group which brings together employees from different teams to collaborate and shape the future of its culture and values.

Its entry submission focused on the impact it has made from working with and supporting key target groups, using the power of sport as a catalyst for positive change.

Kim McRobbie, Active Schools and EDI Manager, said: “This is the first time we have entered The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards, so to be shortlisted is a real honour. 

“We work hard to ensure that sport and physical activity is accessible to everyone, helping to break down barriers and create opportunities for all to fulfil their ambitions and potential.

“It is so rewarding to see first-hand the life changing impact that participation in sport and physical activity has on so many lives and we will continue our commitment to providing more opportunities and enhancing our equality, diversity and inclusion practices.  

“Well done to all the finalists – everyone should be proud of playing a key role in creating a more equal society in Scotland.”       

The winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony on Thursday 13 October at Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.