Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG)
Ensuring Football is For All
STAFFORDSHIRE FA WERE AWARDED THE FOUNDATION LEVEL OF THE UK NATIONAL EQUALITY STANDARD FOR SPORT IN 2010.
In December 2012, The FA Board Approved English Football’s Inclusion And Anti-Discrimination Plan 2013-2017, Which Brings Together Varied Stakeholders From Across The Game With A Comprehensive Plan To Promote Inclusion And Tackle Discrimination In All Its Forms.
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Football Development Officer (Inclusion)
(T): 01785 256994 (ext. 215)
(M): 07816 536450
The FA’s Anti-Discrimination Action Plan has four key goals which the IAG can help deliver:
- Widen football’s talent pool-by recruiting volunteer IAG members to support CFAs develop inclusive county plans, and add capacity to CFA Boards, Councils and Committee
- Clarify anti-discrimination regulations and sanctions-by assisting CFAs with raising awareness of the minimum five match ban for abusive or discriminatory behaviour; and mandatory equality education
- Instill confidence in reporting discrimination-through raising awareness within the wider football community on how to report discrimination, and advising on tactics to instill confidence in the reporting and disciplinary process
- Increase knowledge and awareness-by supporting CFAs with embedding inclusive practices within existing development programmes, and promoting education in equality.
It is paramount that equality and inclusion is incorporated into our project planning, organisation and delivery by our staff to develop football and increase participation. The County Inclusion Strategy aims to promote the Association’s wide ranging equality agenda across the FA’s four strategic goals of Growth and Retention, Better Players, Running the Game and Raising Standards. It outlines the action that the Association take to ensure equality of opportunity for those administering and playing the game.
As part of the Plan, Staffordshire FA has created an Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) to oversee the wider aspect of Equality in relation to the County FA Business. The IAG will enable Staffordshire FA to consult with diverse communities, and ensure that the services we provide meet any gaps in provision and are relevant to the needs of our local football communities.
MEET OUR INCLUSION ADVISORY GROUP:
Profession: Active Lives Education (Co-Founder) (IAG Chair)
Profession: Insight, Communications & Equalities Manager at Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent.
Profession: Staffordshire Womens Aid
Profession: Inclusion Football Co-ordinator at Burton Albion Community Trust
Profession: FairFootball (Founder)
Profession: Staffordshire Police Crime Commissioner
Profession: Community Engagement Officer (MOD Stafford)
Profession: Chairwoman at Black Country FC
Profession: Trans- Staffordshire
Profession: Trans- Staffordshire / Staffordshire Buddies