Equality, diversity and inclusion

The British Elite Athletes Association is committed to representing and championing the diversity within our membership.
We provide advice to athletes on sexuality, parenthood, disability rights, religion and more, ensuring every one of our members feels included and supported within their sport.

With a dedicated ED&I Lead, LGBTQ+ and ED&I Ambassadors, and links across sport to other bodies, we have experts in place to support the elite athlete community regardless of their background.
ED&I and LGBTQ+Ambassadors
We’re proud to have Michael Gunning and Robyn Love respectively as our ED&I and LGBTQ+Ambassadors, raising awareness of and supporting elite athletes of all backgrounds.
Contact Michael and Robyn
British Elite Athletes Association (BEAA) Ambassadors Michael Gunning and Robyn Love.
ED&I Lead
Emma Speer is our dedicated ED&I Lead, ensuring the BEAA is constantly progressing in this field.
Meet the team
Our partners
We work with organisations such as the Well HQ, Inclusive Employers, and the True Athlete Project to boost ED&I provisions in elite British sport.
See who we work with
Advice for LGBTQ+ athletes
We have a dedicated section advising elite LGBTQ+ athletes with expert suggestions and providing a directory of useful contacts.
Read our advice
The BEAA is with you.
Reach out to us using any of the channels here.
Alternatively, get in touch via our live chat.
More about BEAA representation
We want all athletes to feel safe, celebrated and recognised. Athlete identity and personal identity are not mutually exclusive
Emma Speer, ED&I Lead
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