Nujum Sports and the Rugby Football League (RFL) are pleased to announce a formal partnership that will develop and guide Muslim inclusion in Rugby League through training, education and practical guidance.
Nujum Sports aims to promote a culture of educational excellence for Muslim athletes. It supports sports clubs, local and national organizations, and national sporting bodies through training workshops and educational services.
Earlier this year, the RFL became the first national governing body in England to sign the Muslim Athlete Charter and has been working with Nujum Sports to ensure Muslim players and staff are supported in their environment to be able to practice their faith while playing and working in Rugby League.
London Broncos, Wakefield Trinity, and Warrington Wolves have signed the Muslim Athlete Charter, and Nujum Sports have sponsored Wakefield’s Physical Disability, Learning Disability and Wheelchair teams.
Nujum Sports and the RFL’s partnership will provide a direct focus on the needs of Muslim players and communities, from the community came through to professional Rugby League, alongside wider staff, player and club education programs.
Commenting on the partnership, Founder and CEO of Nujum Sports, Ebadur Rahman, said: “The RFL have shown passion, commitment and drive to make Rugby League an inclusive sport for Muslims. They were the first National Sporting Body to sign the Muslim Athlete Charter, and have now built on that. We look forward to guiding and advising RFL in the coming months, especially with the Rugby League World Cup being played in England this autumn.”
Ben Abberstein, RFL Inclusion Lead, added: “Rugby League has felt the value that Nujum Sports adds to the sport. This is another positive step towards achieving the ambitions set out in Tackle It – our anti-discrimination action plan – and we look forward to working with Nujum Sports to create a truly inclusive environment for all.”