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15 July 2021

Club News


15 July 2021

Bradford City AFC has signed the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Pledge to demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity in sport. 

The Muslim Athlete Charter aims to encourage Muslim involvement in sport, and the club will show support by helping increase the number of Muslim players in football and the level of backing from Muslim supporters.

The pledge is a commitment to start further recognising and addressing Muslim players' needs in football. 

It is part of wider work around equality and diversity, and the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter, which will help further establish a zero-tolerance approach towards any form of discrimination.

City's chief executive officer, Ryan Sparks, said: "We are really pleased to have signed the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Pledge. 

"As a club, we welcome and celebrate everyone within our community and Bradford is proud of its diversity and inclusivity as a city.

"We champion equality and diversity at our football club and are committed to being as inclusive as possible. 

"Signing this pledge demonstrates our commitment to recognising the needs of Muslim athletes and encouraging Muslim involvement in all areas of our club and the wider area.

"We are looking forward to working closely with Ebs Rahman and his team, while continuing to promote the fantastic work of Nujum Sports."

Chief executive officer and founder of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman, said: "Having signed the pledge, Bradford City is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality, and recognition of the contribution Muslims make for their respective clubs and teams.

"Nujum is here to support professional clubs and their players, and contribute positively to 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."

Nujum Sports officially launched in August 2020 - as a non-profit community interest company - to help and support Muslim professional athletes.

Its mission is 'to see a world where Muslim athletes flourish and fulfil their potential'.

To learn more about Nujum Sports and the pledge, please visit CLICK HERE

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