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Inclusion & Diversity

Making football easy to access


Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA exist to lead football locally. Making football easy to access and creating a safe and enjoyable experience FOR ALL.

We do this by promoting all formats of football, understanding the needs of players, referees, coaches and volunteers. Working in partnership and influencing football providers. 

The services we provide are;   

- Enabling new opportunities to play
- Supporting clubs and leagues
- Developing coaches, referees and volunteers 
- Improving pitches and facilities 
- Making the game inclusive, safe and enjoyable
- Regulating the game

The County FA aspires to use football to improve the health and well-being of as many of the 1.6 million people who live in the County as possible. 

We want everyone to play and be involved in football in a safe and positive environment. The County supports 52,000 affiliated players playing in 2,600 teams. By 2021 we will deliver a 10% growth in affiliated players.   

Inclusion Group

The Sheffield and Hallamshire Inclusion Group play a crucial role transforming the football landscape across the county. 

Our Inclusion Group (IG) acts as an advocate for SHCFA, promoting a culture of respect for inclusion and championing anti-discrimination across football.

The group is also a critical friend who offers independent advice and guidance generally on all matters of equality and specifically in one or more of the following protected characteristics: age; race; gender; disability; mental health; faith; sexual orientation and gender.  

The IG meets on a bi-monthly basis to discuss inclusion and diversity.  

We are often on the look out for new members who can join the group and offer their knowledge and expertise around inclusion and diversity.  If you are interested in being involved please contact Sarah Wood.

in pursuit of progress

In 2018 The FA announced a new three year equality, diversity and inclusion plan called 'In pursuit of Progress'.  The new strategy will deliver initiatives around gender and ethnicity across the general workshop and leadership roles, including coaching across the England teams. 

download 'in pursuit of progress'


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