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


Wrestling During Ramadan

Ramadan is a sacred month for Muslims around the world and is a time of discipline and charity. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. […]

Thoughts of Coach Dave Finlay on St. Patrick’s Day

On this traditional holiday for Irish families and friends, British Wrestling caught up with Dave Finlay, the coach widely acknowledged as the founder of freestyle wrestling […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The agenda to accelerate gender parity has gathered pace at different levels and […]

Call for Diversity and Equality Champions

British Wrestling is seeking volunteers to act as Diversity and Equality Champions and sit on a new diversity and equality group. The group is being established […]

Burns Night

This month we shine a light on a key calendar date for one of our Home Nations – Scotland. Burns Night is a celebration of the life […]

Fireworks and November

When you hear the pop and the whistle of sparklers on November evenings, you would be forgiven for not knowing what they are in celebration of. […]

Black History Month – A look at British Wrestling History

Black History Month is an annual observance of important people and events relating to black people. The event began in the US in 1976 and was […]
Craig Anthony

A Difficult Topic to Broach

The events that began in the United States with the despicable killing of George Floyd and have rightly reverberated around the world have saddened but unfortunately […]