Our Diversity

Wrestling is an incredibly diverse sport both internationally and here in the UK. Over half of our members are from ethnically diverse communities and our female membership is growing year on year. We feel very strongly that the value of our diversity lies in the quality, not the quantity, it brings to our organisation. To read more about diversity in our management structures click here

On this page, we will be shining a spotlight on different aspects of our diversity by sharing stories, experiences and perspectives as told you by you, the members. The purpose of the activity is both education and celebration, but the ultimate goal is to foster a greater sense of unity within British Wrestling. 

If you have a story to share please get in touch via diversity@britishwrestling.org

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08/05/2024

Appeal for World Maccabiah Games Athletes

Rob Prebish, wrestling coach for the USA team competing in the 22nd World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2025, is actively seeking to identify Jewish […]
08/03/2024

Wrestle Together – International Women’s Day

British Wrestling is committed to supporting the growth of our female community. Be it to get active or to coach wrestling. Through various programmes and projects, […]
06/03/2024

Wrestle Together – British Wrestling Together Fund Programme

British Wrestling has been working hard to support our community Wrestling Clubs. In partnership with Sport England, British Wrestling has supported 14 clubs around England through […]
04/03/2024

Success of Latest Female Only Get Competition Ready Event

In a resounding testament to the thriving community of women in wrestling, this weekend’s female-only Get Competition Ready open mat event left an indelible mark as […]
25/01/2024

Get Competition Ready – Female Legacy Event!

We are excited to extend an exclusive invitation to you for our upcoming female only event “Get Competition Ready” as part of our This Girl Can […]
11/12/2023

British Wrestling Champions Inclusivity at Mosque Expo

On the 25th of November, British Wrestling proudly participated in the groundbreaking Mosque Expo event at the Werneth Suite in Oldham. The Mosque Expo is an […]
21/11/2023

Bridging Communities through Wrestling, Collaborating with Lancashire Institutes

In an exciting initiative to promote inclusivity and physical activity, British Wrestling has joined forces with Active Lancashire and Together an Active Future’s Active Madrassah programme. […]
15/11/2023

Empowering Women in Sports: A Recap of the “Have a Go Females” Event at the British Wrestling Academy

Last week, the British Wrestling Academy played host to the exhilarating “Have a Go Females” event, a celebration of strength, skill, and resilience displayed by the […]
23/06/2023

British Wrestling announce second ‘have a go’ female open mat

Guess what’s back?   After an incredibly successful first-ever female-only wrestling open mat event, we’re thrilled to bring you our second ‘have a go’ open mat […]
02/06/2023

Wrestling with Inequality – Tackling Inequality Fund Wrestling Case Study

British Wrestling has been working hard to support our community Wrestling Clubs. In partnership with Sport England, British Wrestling has supported 34 clubs around England through […]
30/05/2023

British Wrestling Supports Windsor Wrestling Academy in their aim to Increase Female Participation

British Wrestling is supporting the Windsor Wrestling Academy through our legacy project. The legacy project seeks to increase female participation in wrestling and promote its benefits, […]
27/03/2023

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: The Incredible Success of Our First Female-Only Open Mat Event

On the 4th March, Celina and Sahara held our first Female-Only Open Mat in Birmingham as a part of the Birmingham 2022 Legacy Project. The event […]