The UKs population is increasingly diverse, black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) communities account for 19.5% of the UKs population; BAME physical activity (PA) levels have been reported as lower than the general UK population (Sport England, 2005). Research has shown that this community has a different experience and understanding of physical activity due to migration history and cultural beliefs. This leads to BAMEs facing a number of cultural and perceived barriers towards participating in PA. The Sporting Equal Faith Centre model is a sports programme used to bring together BAME communities, by allowing them the experience of participating in multiple sporting activities such as football, boxing, cricket and tennis, which are all supported by qualified coaches (Sporting Equals, 2015). These sessions provide key skills and knowledge to the community about social cohesion.
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