Volleyball England are keen to support clubs and members with any development needs they have around equality and diversity.

See below for some external sources of information around equality and external equality training courses.  Please note: the content of these is not endorsed by Volleyball England.

If you require any further assistance or advice, please contact Volleyball England on or 01509 974 700.

Further Information

Equality Act 2010

English Federation of Disability Sport - the national charity, dedicated to people with a disability people in sport and physical activity

Fit for the Future – an Age UK project to improve older people’s mental and physical wellbeing

Inclusive Networks - brings networks of all diversity strands together, to learn from each other, to share, to collaborate and to celebrate successes

NHS advice on exercise in pregnancy

Pride In Sport - a series of European projects and actions to tackle discrimination in sport against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, including volleyball specific guidance

Pride Sports - the UK’s organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sports development and equality

Sporting Equals – promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity.  They also support the inclusion of participants from all religious backgrounds and attracting people from these groups

Sport in Mind – aim to make sport and physical activity accessible to anyone experiencing mental health problems

Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation- aim to transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.

Youth Sport Trust - is passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential in and through sport


These courses are offered by a range of external providers and delivered across the country or online

Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People In Sport

Equality Training – offer a range of bespoke training courses, but potentially of more relevance to clubs has a range of free downloadable resources and ideas for activities  

Equity in Your Coaching - practical advice on how to adapt your existing skills to make your coaching sessions attractive to everyone

Home Office fight against FGM – the free online training provides safeguarding professionals with an overview of FGM, their responsibilities in FGM cases and how to work towards preventing FGM

How To Coach Disabled People In Sport – demonstrates how coaching can be made more inclusive and effective with a few minor adjustments

How to Deliver Engaging Sessions: A Guide for Developing Adults Through Sport

How to Deliver Engaging Sessions for Young People

Inclusive Coaching: Disability - open the door to sport for everyone

RYA – online scenario-based equality training videos, covering many of the protected characteristics

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training (AK4A ICT) – to help improve knowledge, competence and confidence in delivering sports-based activities to children with additional needs

Transgender Awareness Training - a free online E-learning resource from GIRES

Your local County Sport Partnership may also offer a range of training and support around equality