Aldershot Town Football Club is the first Vanarama National League Club to commit to the Muslim Athlete Charter to demonstrate its commitment to equality and diversity for all.
With an increase of more Muslim players in the profession as well as support from Muslim fans, Aldershot Town sought to commit to the Muslim Athlete Charter to listen, learn, and adopt good practice to help our players flourish and our fans feel loved and supported.
The Pledge is a commitment and start to recognising Muslim needs in the sport as well as the club and a check list addressing Muslim player’s needs. This pledge is part of our wider work around inclusion, equality and diversity and an important aspect for us to understand, grow, and adopt good practice. The pledge is the beginning of a journey to be fully accredited with the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter which will help us strengthen our voice and zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination.
Chairman Shahid Azeem said: “We at Aldershot Town Football club are very pleased and proud to sign the pledge committed to the Muslim Athlete Charter to ensure that we support not only Muslim communities but to become the most diverse football club in UK.
“We want to be the hub of the communities and totally committed to being inclusive and not exclusive.”
On signing the pledge, CEO and Founder of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman said: “Having committed to the pledge, Aldershot Town is joining a positive movement of solidarity, equality, and recognition of the contribution Muslims make in their respective clubs and teams. Nujum is here to support professional clubs and their players and contribute positively to the their quality and diversity agenda. We are here to help them aspire to be even more inclusive and build on the passion and love we have for our respective clubs, players, and fans.
With the pledge we have now started our journey working with Nujum Sports and hope to continue working with them to get fully accredited in the future.
To learn more about Nujum sports and the pledge please visit: www.nujumsports.co.uk