Run Racism Out! Our new cricket education project

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We love cricket at HOPE not hate. That’s why Azeem Rafiq’s campaign to call out and tackle racism in the sport is so important to us.

Sports should be for everyone and over the years it has been a great unifier of people across cultures, ethnicities and language. Yet it is clear that there is still some way to go in making cricket a welcoming and inclusive space for all who wish to play it. 

Racism is learnt. That means racism can be unlearnt. 

This is why we are launching our new cricket education project as part of our commitment to #RunRacismOut both on and off the pitch

Our training is available to grassroot cricket clubs as well as professional teams and will take a holistic approach to tackling racism, prejudice and inequity. 

Our training covers:

  • What does racism look like on and off the pitch
  • What to do if you see a teammate being racist
  • The racist history of language (including the p-word)
  • How to be an effective anti-racist ally 

Our aims:

This workshop’s purpose is for participants to explore how racism can play out in sport and what effect that can have on players from minoritised backgrounds. We explore what effect racism can have, not only on an individual, but on a club’s culture, especially if incidents are not dealt with properly. We will also look at how we can call people in if they say something racist.

Each session is facilitated by a highly skilled HOPE not hate trainer and can be delivered either in-person or online and tailored to your club’s needs.

If you are interested in receiving our training, please email [email protected]

Want to support our cricket training project? You can buy a Racism is not Banter t-shirt from our shop. 100% of profits help deliver this training to grassroots clubs across the UK. 


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