Anti Discrimination Policy
Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by everyone, equally.
Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.
Equal Opportunities Policy
All members are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race Relations Act of 1676, Sex Discrimination Act of 1986 and Disability Act of 1995. Specifically discrimination is prohibited in:
Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality, or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably than others.
Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with the requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different to the requirements for others.
Imposing on an individual, requirements which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example this would include applying a condition (which is not warranted by the requirements of the position) which makes it more difficult for member of a particular race or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.
Victimisation of an individual.
Harassment of an individual (which for the purposed of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable thereto is regarded as discrimination).
Any other act or omission of an act, which has as its effect the disadvantaging of a member against another, or others purely on the above grounds. Thus, in all the clubs recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary and other matters (in other words all instances where those in control of members are required to make judgments between them) it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.
Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the football clubs policy, any member offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.