Captains of Change

Captains of Change

WORKING TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR EUROPEAN SUBBUTEO MANAGEMENT

Background

UESA is committed to influencing the culture of Subbuteo organisations and to progressively open them at all levels to a wider range of people with different origins and backgrounds. Captains of Change is an innovative project launched by UESA to strive for a more inclusive environment, fostering and further developing diversity within the management of Subbuteo in Europe. Former French international player xxxxname is the ambassador for this new programme, and the UESA global ambassador of diversity and change, xxxname, also supports this initiative.

  • Religion/ethnicity

A diverse leadership

Subbuteo Association of Norway

A game for all

Scottish Subbuteo Association

  • Sexual orientation

Belgian Subbuteo against homophobia

Belgian Subbuteo Association

Leading out

SARE

  • Diversity in general

Community refereeing programme

Irish Subbuteo Association

MSA Subbuteo for life coaches

Malta Subbuteo Association

  • Disability

Total Subbuteo total access to work

CASE

Skills first

UESA

  • Gender

Women’s involvement programme

Estonian Subbuteo Association

United in the joy that Subbuteo brings

Subbuteo Association of Serbia

Projects

A diverse leadership

NSA

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A diverse leadership

Norway’s changing demographics have resulted in an increasing awareness among clubs that they need to recruit from all ethnic groups in order to maintain their current levels of activity. Diversity on the pitch requires diversity off it as well.

This project consisted of two parts. First of all, the current situation was documented in the form of a benchmarking report on diversity. Then, a targeted recruitment strategy was developed and implemented. That strategy seeks to encourage ethnic minorities to participate in the national association’s leadership programme by creating introductory courses to bridge the gap to that formal programme.

Having a diverse management team is essential in order to attract players and volunteers from ethnic minorities. This project has been a great success, and its results represent an important first step on the road to increased diversity at all levels of Norwegian Subbuteo.

A diverse leadership

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A GAME FOR ALL

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RAISING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF DIVERSITY IN FINNISH Subbuteo

Objectives

The Captains of Change participants are encouraged to show their responsibility and leadership qualities like a team captain, with the goal of affecting real change within Subbuteo organisations. As the programme is highly action oriented, participants are accepted on the basis of a draft diversity project which presents how he/she intends to encourage diversity within his/her organisation’s culture. The final projects included in the programme are selected from UESA’s 41 member associations and partner bodies working with minorities in Subbuteo.

Implementation

Those individuals who become Captains of Change will be trained to develop skills and knowledge which is useful for the implementation of their projects, which through these national and local initiatives will foster diversity in their respective Subbuteo organisations. During this process, consultations will take place between the participant, his/her line manager/CEO or general secretary, a UESA representative and a member of the programme team. UESA will also financially contribute to the implementation of the programmes across Europe.

News

  • A diverse leadership

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  • Total Subbuteo – total access to work

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  • Raising awareness and understanding of diversity in Finnish Subbuteo

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Resources and material

Articles

  • Belgian Subbuteo against homophobia
  • Total Subbuteo – total access to work
  • Women’s involvement programme
  • Leading out
  • United in the joy that Subbuteo brings
  • Raising awareness and understanding of diversity in Finnish Subbuteo
  • Subbuteo For Life Coaches
  • The community refereein gprogramme
  • A diverse leadership
  • A Game for All

Reports, action plans, policies and strategies

  • UESA and CASE Access For All guide
  • UESA and CASE Access For All guide – accessible
  • UESA Subbuteo and Social Responsibility Report 2019/20
  • European Club Association projects
  • UK Sport Equality and Diversity Strategy 2019-2024
  • UESA report 201920 English
  • UESA EUROPEAN Championship Report English
  • Tackling Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports
  • Sporting Equals – data collection
  • Subbuteo for everyone – UESA action plan