Colours of our Scarves, tackling inequality and prejudice throughout Scottish sport.
Since 2013, Colours of our Scarves has covered a large area of Scottish football and Scottish sport, working with a range of stakeholders within the game and educational institutions in an attempt to make sport a better place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age or disability.
Now in its seventh year, the Colours of our Scarves project works with partners to provide athletes, coaches, clubs, organisers and volunteers with a support mechanism, an educational tool and a opportunity for self-reflection and development with a focus on community impact and improving the learning and developmental environment for everyone involved.
The project consists of a variety of workshops, focus groups and mentoring schemes for sports participants, coaches and organisers alike, with workshop and delivery projects tailored to the specific needs of the individual, club or association.
How we deliver Colours of our Scarves
Higher and further Education Equality and Sport Education Programme
Over the last 5 years the Colours of our Scarves programme has been delivered in 20 centres of higher or further education working with around 2500 students who are studying sports-related subjects to provide participants with a better understanding of the facts around the prevalence of hate behaviours, the potential manifestations, and provide participants with the confidence and knowledge base to challenge hate behaviours if they are encountered in a sport setting or in wider society.
SFA Schools of Football
In partnership with the Scottish FA, Colours of our Scarves will build on work conducted over the last three years and will again deliver to all Schools of Football across Scotland in 2021/22.
Club Development Sessions
As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to addressing hate behaviours in Scottish society and sport we are delighted to offer FREE ‘Equality Through Sport’ workshops for up to 30 clubs on location across Scotland.
If you run a sports club, coach at your local team or volunteer with a sports organisation, we’d love to hear from you.
The workshops are delivered at a time and location convenient to your club for what should be an enjoyable, thought provoking and hopefully a stimulating experience for all involved.
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Equality through sport events
We work with colleges to deliver events focused upon promoting equality and inclusion within local communities. To date we have worked with students at Ayrshire College, Forth Valley College and West College Scotland.
equality workshops delivered
equality through sport events held in partnership with educational institutions
awards won in recognition of highlighting and addressing inequality and inclusion
of our equality workshop attendees were either satisfied or highly satisfied with the session
Why we do what we do
The primary objectives of our workshops are to provide participants with the following:
- An up to date understanding of the prevalence of hate behaviours in Scottish society and specifically sport.
- More confidence to challenge hate behaviours if / when encountered.
- A better appreciation of the manifestations of hate behaviours.
- An understanding as to the potential consequences of hate behaviours both in sport and in wider society.
What our workshop participants say about Colours of our Scarves
“Extremely beneficial and informative“
Nichola Sturrock – Spartans FC
“Well delivered and the style of the delivery worked well”
“Thought provoking workshop”
With thanks to our funders
We are today delighted to announce the Fair Play Foundation will be the title sponsor of the Glasgow Community & Co-Operative League (GCCL) for the forthcoming 2021/2022 season. The GCCL is an amateur Sunday league, set up to promote tolerance, equality and inclusivity through football. As part of the sponsorship, the league will be knownContinue reading Fair Play Foundation To Sponsor The Glasgow Community & Co-Operative League and Cup For 2021/22
Our equality through sport ‘Colours of our Scarves’ project is back! We have provision to deliver 30 workshops to sports clubs across the country absolutely free. Our interactive and engaging workshops are designed to provide those with a responsibility for the provision of sport with: An up-to-date understanding of the prevalence of hate behaviours inContinue reading Provision to deliver equality through sport workshops