The Club committee feel it is important to address the rightful anger and outrage that has been expressed across the world against racism which the killing of George Floyd has stimulated.
Kent Athletic Club are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we stand against racism, prejudice, sexism, ageism, homophobia and anything else that may lead to members feeling excluded. We are inviting members who want to join with us to identify and address barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion within the club to contact us and work with us to formulate an action plan.
We have grown organically to nearly 500 members. To achieve a membership that is a better reflection of the Borough (London Borough of Lewisham is the 15th most ethnically diverse local authority in England) will require putting in place a recruitment programme. An increase in membership will also require a commensurate increase in coaches specialising in Track and Field. A working party of members keen to become involved in this plan will report back to our wider membership on our progress at the AGM in Nov.
Alan Curtis, Club President