Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston spent yesterday afternoon at Number 10 Downing Street meeting The Prime Minister.
Mr Elston, along with other Super League Chief Executives and RFL representatives, was there to attend the Prime Minister’s annual reception for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, an event which focused on tackling homophobia in sport.
A host of dignitaries and celebrities backed the campaign and all 14 Super League teams, and Sheffield Eagles, have pledged their support. The charter aims to promote qualities such as fairness and equality, respect and dignity within all aspects of the sporting environment, from fans to players, so that all sports can be free of any homophobic or transphobic abuse.
RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood “We are delighted that the efforts made by the RFL and Rugby League clubs to tackle homophobia and ensure our sport is welcoming of LGBT people has been recognised by the Prime Minister. Rugby League is committed to eradicating all traces of discrimination from our sport and we have made great strides in recent years to ensuring that LGBT people feel welcomed in Rugby League.”
James Elston thoroughly enjoyed his day and was proud to be supporting such an important campaign, “It was a fantastic event to attend and it was an honour to meet the Prime Minister. As a club we are proud to have signed up to the Government Charter and it was a great achievement to see the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats being representated in Downing Street.”
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