​Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

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Equality Statement
Our commitment to Equality…

Staffordshire FA recognises that individuals and communities may experience unlawful discrimination on the grounds of their sex, age, disability, ethnicity (including nationality and race), gender-reassignment, sexual orientation, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership status

We believe that equal opportunities for all is a basic human right and actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We aim to actively celebrate the diversity of society, especially within Staffordshire and are striving to promote and reflect this diversity within the Association’s structure and developments.

At Staffordshire FA we are committed to increasing opportunities for all and increase the involvement of all diverse communities at all levels of football by taking positive steps to address any barriers. Equality and Inclusion has become and is instilled as an integral part of all the work that we do at Staffordshire FA.

Staffordshire FA are proud to have achieved and maintained the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard. The Staffordshire FA was awarded the Foundation Level in 2010, to recognise the work that has taken place to develop equality practices within our organisation and throughout our delivery within Staffordshire, in extension to this we are currently working towards achieving the Preliminary Level in 2022.

In 2017 the Staffordshire FA developed an Inclusion Advisory Group to assist the County FA in providing a service that focuses on engaging all communities, addressing positive interventions and developing meaningful responses to local priorities.

It is paramount that equality and inclusion is incorporated into our project planning, organisation and delivery by our staff to develop football, increase participation & embed inclusion throughout all areas of the game. The Staffordshire FA Inclusion Action Plan 2022-25 will outline the actions that the Association takes to ensure equality of opportunity for everyone involved within the game. The Staffordshire FA Strategy 21-24 ensures Inclusion is at the core of all our strategic objectives.