We join with other governing bodies to support the issues raised by Black Lives Matter and commit to tackling racism from the grassroots to the boardroom in sport.
British Triathlon, Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon believe that significant organisational change is required and that we must now step up and do more. We recognise that the steps we have taken previously are not enough to make lasting change and we must publicly hold ourselves to account on this.
We have therefore reprioritised the work that we had started and have expedited it. We will revise our action plan and will publish a more comprehensive version by the end of July, highlighting timescales for delivery. In order for us to really make a difference, we need to educate ourselves, so we will listen to our members, participants and those who feel that swim, bike, run is not for them, to understand how we can make our sport more inclusive. Our action plan will become a live document that we report on and update on a bi-annual basis.
We are committed to improving representation and accessibility for swim, bike, run and to ensuring that there is no place for racism or discrimination. We do not yet have all the answers, but we will be transparent about our successes and failures and establish meaningful and sustainable changes for our organisation and the sport which we represent.