Equality, Inclusion & Diversity
Providing football for all
THE FA AND COUNTY FA ARE HERE TO ENSURE EVERYONE WHO IS INVOLVED IN FOOTBALL HAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE – REGARDLESS OF GENDER, SEXUALITY, ETHNICITY, ABILITY OR DISABILITY, FAITH OR AGE.
Both the FA and the CFAs are working to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be part of the game.
We will all work together on our inclusion priorities over the coming years. These are underpinned by three principles of change:
- ensuring governance and leadership is diverse and modern;
- removing any obstacles to access and progression in coaching, talent development or personal development pathways; and
- enshrining equality, diversity and inclusion in our day to day operations.
In order to make a difference, The FA is running and supporting leadership programmes for women, BAME and young people and will adhere to the Government’s code for governance in sport.
We will also examine pathways and promote inclusion and access for coaches, welfare officers, club officials, league officials, players, coaches and tutors; and we will challenge ourselves with measurable targets that deliver on diversity and inclusion outcomes.
We will also work with a variety of stakeholders on topics to ensure that people feel safe and included in football.
Meanwhile, there also many programmes across football which support our aims as part of The FA and County FAs wider inclusion programmes which we will continue to deliver.
Read more on the FA’s website
The Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in football, whether as participants, team members, volunteers, coaches, referees, club or league committee member or those within the County Football Association are able to do so, with fairness and respect
We will ensure that everyone in football:
- Has an equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities without regard to their age, sex, gender identity, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
- Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, they are able to enjoy football without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, abuse or discrimination.
Find out more about equality, inclusion and diversity projects
SHCFA Inclusion group
The Sheffield and Hallamshire Inclusion Group play a crucial role transforming the football landscape across the county. The independent group helps SHCFA lead football locally; making it easier to access and reducing barriers