Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Have your say on what issues BE’s new committee tackles

Basketball England’s newly formed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Committee has met for the first time – now we want BE members’ input to identify the key issues it should address. 

The committee, which was sanctioned by the BE board in December, will help the organisation take a stronger approach to tackling discrimination and promoting fairness and respect. 

It will support, advise and challenge the BE board as part of the philosophy that #TogetherWeAreBasketbALL. 

Adopting an open, transparent approach so people in the game can have a say, we are asking the basketball family: 

  • What areas and issues would you like to see us work on? 
  • What should be the ED&I Committee’s priority? 

ED&I Committee chair and BE board member Benny Bonsu said: 

“I am really excited to see what this committee can achieve within basketball.  

“Before our next meeting, we want to understand where we are currently at within regards to ED&I and therefore, we are reaching out to our community to understand what they would like to see from the ED&I Committee.” 

BE Head of HR Antony Platt said: 

“We believe transparency is important and want BE members to be able to influence the direction the Committee takes.  

“We will collect responses generated and use them to help form a plan to tackle common issues during our next ED&I meeting at the start of December.  

“We will look to share a plan after that meeting and want to be clear that members can and should hold us accountable to this plan.”  

How to have your say

To have your say on the direction the ED&I should take, please email antony.platt@basketballengland.co.uk to offer your view in 400 words of fewer.