KIRKLEES Council has been praised for its work fighting racial abuse on and off the sports field.
It has received a national award for its work to promote equality in sports.
The Race Equality Standard is awarded by a partnership made between the Local Government Association and Sporting Equals and it intends to tackle the problem of inequality.
Novlette Rennie, the director of Sporting Equals, said: "This will help widen access and increase participation from under-represented ethnic minority individuals."
Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services is one of six local authorities to achieve a preliminary award because of actions taken so far.
One of these achievements was the launch of Score - the Sports Charter for Racial Equality. The group supports playing sport free from racial abuse and deals with any issues that may arise.
Endorsers of the scheme include Huddersfield Town Football Club and Huddersfield Giants.
David Morby, assistant head of service for Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services, said: "We are delighted to be recognised for our work."