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According to a recent report by the National Union of Students:
- 38% of LGBT+ students participating in sport at their university or college aren’t out with teammates and coaches.
- 1 in 7 students are put off participating in sport at university because of homophobia, biphobia or transphobia.
- 47% of LGBT+ students who do not participate in sport find the culture around sport alienating or unwelcoming.

The full NUS report can be found here.

Pride in Sport is a joint campaign between TeamUCL and the LGBT+ Network, aiming to tackle Homo/Bi/Trans-Phobias in sports, and create a welcoming environment for anybody to participate in the sports community at UCL regardless of gender or sexuality.

The campaign focuses on changing attitudes amongst current members, through providing training to club leaders on ensuring their activities are accessible, and through this training Clubs can earn a Pride in Sport Accreditation. Accredited clubs will be allowed to use the Pride in Sport badge on their webpages, kits and any other marketing to signpost their inclusivity.

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Part of this pledge requires that each club nominates a representative who will receive training on both ensuring that their activities are accessible, and on how to deal with any complaints.

This representative’s purpose is to be the dedicated point of contact for any person, either within or outside the club, to discuss the club’s accessibility and to take any complaints should they arise. They are trained in handling these complaints, and will know the system for escalating any issues, if this is required.

To nominate your Pride in Team UCL representative click here. 

The pledge which the clubs have signed can be found here.

Pride week 2018

  • 65 club reps attended our Pride in Sport training
  • 136 students attended Gender Neutral sports activity organised by 6 clubs
  • The hashtag #prideinteamucl got 3430 likes across the week on Instagram
  • 33 students attended the photo outside the Portico
Lead officer: 

Events

RUMS Boat Club - Gender Neutral Circuit Training

Monday, 19 February 2018 - 5:00pm
Club or society: 

As part of Pride in Team UCL week (19th-25th February), we will be holding a number of events and fundraisers. 

RUMS Boat Club will be holding Gender Neutral Circuit Training at Somers Town. 

Hockey Club - Gender Neutral Training

Monday, 19 February 2018 - 6:00pm

As part of Pride in Team UCL week (19th-25th February), we will be holding a number of events and fundraisers. 

The Hockey Club will be organising a Gender Neutral Training session and Tournament at Whitefield School in Brent Cross to raise money for Stonewall.

o2 Touch Rugby - Gender Neutral Session

Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:00pm

As part of Pride in Team UCL week (19th-25th February), we will be holding a number of events and fundraisers. 

Women’s and RUMS Rugby Club will be organising a Gender Neutral Touch Rugby session at Holloway School.

Floorball - Gender Neutral Training Session

Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 12:15pm
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 12:15pm
Club or society: 

As part of Pride in Team UCL week (19th-25th February), we will be holding a number of events and fundraisers. 

UCL Floorball will be organising a Gender Neutral Training session on both Saturday and at King Solomon School. 

Hiking Club: Gender Neutral / Rainbow Walk

Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 9:15am to 5:30pm
Club or society: 

This week we'll be checking in with the Pride in Team UCL campaign to raise awareness and show support for the LGBT+ community, who often find it difficult to join in with University sports societies. Obviously, everyone is welcome on our walks, so we want to show our support!