WITH RAMADAN HAVING STARTED ON 15TH APRIL LEARN MORE ABOUT RAMADAN FOR PEOPLE INVOLVED IN FOOTBALL
The FA recently published guidance to support participants and employees across the footballing community during the holy month of Ramadan which continues through to 11th May 2021 .
The FA annual guide includes information on how fasting and other lifestyle changes during this period may impact participants across adult and youth football, with advice on exercise and nutrition for practising Muslims, as well as guidance for non-Muslim players and staff to ensure their footballing environment is as inclusive and welcoming as possible.
The guidance, which can be viewed here, was created with input from the Al-Khoei Foundation, the Ramadan Tent Project and Crystal Palace FC’s Dr Zaf Iqbal, and is supported by Kick It Out and the PFA.
Edleen John, FA Director of International Relations, Corporate Affairs and co-partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said: "Ensuring football is truly welcoming for individuals from all faiths and belief backgrounds remains a key priority for us”.
"By sharing information, we can help to support an environment throughout the game where people are encouraged and empowered to be themselves. We acknowledge that Ramadan is the most important time of year for practising Muslims and the guidance aims to raise awareness and encourage increased inclusivity during this holy period."
Wembley Stadium will facilitate a live call to prayer and panel session in collaboration with the Ramadan Tent Project on Friday 30 April 2021, to be streamed online here
For further information about The FA’s work in faith and football, click here