Diversity & Inclusion
Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement
At LABL, we are passionate about basketball. We love the game. The energy. The speed. The developing skill. The raw talent. From the last ten-seconds three pointer that wins the game to the losing team who gave a good fight.
We are also extremely proud of encouraging, fostering a community of basketball officials, players and coaches which are diverse and fully inclusive.
We provide a valuable service to the amateur basketball community - supplying licensed and qualified officials to universities, schools, colleges as well as Junior National League in and around London.
As a league, we have our own players, our own teams and deal with many local London basketball clubs. We liaise closely with over forty basketball officials whom are currently registered with us, and continue to have strong links with Basketball England.
It's clear we are already a diverse community. Different teams from many parts of London, supplying officials to clubs of varying standards, who have players from different backgrounds being officiated by officials from a plethora of different countries. We are not the same, and yet we have one thing in common: the love of basketball.
With this in mind, we take diversity in a more wider sense very seriously. As a league responsible for officiating many games of younger (and older) age groups, we have to set a standard. We therefore do not tolerate any form of negative behaviour which seeks to demoralise or insult another person (whether the other person is part of this league or not) based on their background or simply for who they are.
We will never tolerate negative behaviours towards the following:
Disability or requirement(s) of special needs;
Whether or not someone is married;
Whether or not someone has children;
Someone's physical appearance.
The above is not an exhaustive list but merely presents a starting point for areas of emphasis.
Should you have any feedback regarding this topic, or would simply like to make some comments or even contribute some ideas or material, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us.
LABL shall comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) at all times.
LABL shall neither distribute nor share your personal details with any third party, nor with someone not associated with the League.
It may be necessary to occasionally pass on an official's mobile telephone number or email address to a coach or club representative who uses our services in circumstances where an official is running late or requires assistance arriving to a new venue.