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Camanachd Association announce Scottish LGBT Sports Charter Signing

Camanachd Association announce Scottish LGBT Sports Charter Signing

The Camanachd Association are delighted to announce that the Governing Body of Scotland’s most Iconic Sport of Shinty have become a signatory to the Equality Network’s Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

The charter is a tool for organisations (including Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport) involved in the delivery of sport to visibly support the better inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scottish sport. By signing up to the charter the Camanachd Association is making a commitment to better include LGBT people in Shinty and sending a signal of support for the charters principles of inclusion.

Scott Cuthbertson, Equality Network

“We’re delighted to welcome the Camanachd Association as a signatory to the Scottish LGBT Sports charter. We know that LGBT people can face barriers to sport wherever they live in Scotland, as Shinty has a unique sporting reach in Scotland’s highlands and islands, we welcome their commitment to inclusive sport. We’re looking forward to working with them to better include LGBT people in the iconic game of Shinty ”

Graham Cormack, National Development Manager of the Camanachd Association is also delighted with the announcement and said, “I am delighted to sign the charter on behalf of the Camanachd Association. Shinty rightly prides itself on being a sport embedded within its communities. Becoming a signatory is also part of our Action Plan in our progression from Foundation to Intermediate level in the National Equality Standards. We look forward to working with Equality Network to ensure we do provide the best opportunities for inclusion.”

More information on the charter and signatories are available at https://www.equality-network.org/sports-charter/

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