Warrington Wolves have pledged their support to the Muslim Athlete Charter in a show of the club’s commitment to equality and diversity.
Devised by Nujum Sports, the pledge is a commitment and start to recognising and understand Muslim players’ needs.
Player Welfare Manager Kylie Leuluai recently attended the RFL’s Ramadan Awareness Workshop, delivered by Nujum Sports, designed to support clubs to learn about Ramadan and ways to provide better support the Muslim community in Rugby League.
Chairman Stuart Middleton pledged his support on behalf of the Club at half time of our Super League game against Wakefield Trinity at the weekend. This is the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter which will involve an all-encompassing action plan to help us strengthen our voice and zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.
Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick said: “Pledging our Club’s support to the Muslim Athlete Charter is a huge step in our commitment to be an organisation for equality and diversity.
“By better understanding the faith and cultural needs of our players, staff and supporters we can better position ourselves as an organisation as well as making everyone feel valued, appreciated and comfortable to practice their religion.
“We are aware that the percentage of Muslim athletes within our First Team, Academy and Women’s set-ups is not representative of our community and hopefully the pledge is the first step in enabling more Muslims to be involved in our great game.”
CEO and Founder of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman, said: “Having signed the pledge, Warrington Wolves 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 professional clubs and their players and contribute positively to the 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 fans.”