Over the last few weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has made us all stop and think, challenging long-held beliefs and assessing how we can make our society a more equal place.
No industry has been left untouched by this vital campaign, and in the tennis world many players and organisations have openly talked about just how much work still needs to be done.
Andy recently spoke to the BBC’s Rethink podcast about his belief that everyone, no matter their skin colour, gender or background, should be treated and paid the same in our sport – and I could not be more proud that he continues to use his profile to highlight such an important issue.
I recently learned that across all UK sport governing bodies, including football, rugby, tennis, cricket, golf and athletics, there is only one BAME board member. How on earth can we fully reflect the views, interests and needs of our diverse fan base when there is no representation where the decisions are made?
If you want to open sport up, making it more inclusive and fair for all, you need policy makers who understand the world according to different people.
It’s clear we’re not there yet, but hopefully this is the start of some much-needed radical change.
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