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The Directory maps nationwide activities from over 130 organisations that are harnessing racing’s assets to help people develop skills, increase physical activity and create a more diverse and inclusive sport.

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Autism in Racing

Organisation:

Racing Together

area of interest

Activities:

Racing Together Webinar Series

Ouzbeck Pilot

Racecourses Together

Autism in Racing

RCA Showcase & Awards – Racing Together Community and CSR Award

Racing2Learn: The Role and Purpose of Community Engagement in British Horseracing

Holborn Careers Day

RCA/ Racing Together Masterclass for Racecourses

Racing Together Community Day

participants

Participants:

40+

purpose

Purpose:

With thanks to funding from the Racing Foundation, Autism in Racing seeks to raise awareness of autism, educate racing’s workforce and customers about autism and is piloting autism-friendly sensory spaces on racecourses. Autism in Racing is a further example of the sport’s desire to promote equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels. The initiative was founded by horseracing broadcaster and commentator Bobby Beevers whose personal experience with autism led him to question how the power of horseracing could be utilised to raise awareness and ultimately support anybody with autism. Under the banner of Racing Together, the sport’s community engagement collective, a collaborative support group was assembled to create and implement various roles to support Autism in Racing. The group is represented by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Racecourse Association (RCA), Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), members of the racing media and includes cross-sport expertise from Arsenal Football Club, a recognised leader in this field within the football community.

desired outcome

Aims:

Building stronger communities

Building diversity and inclusion

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