The Football Association
and Equal Opportunities Policy
As the governing body of the game, The Football Association
is responsible for setting standards and values to apply
throughout the game at every level.
Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, everyone
equally. Our commitment is to eliminate discrimination whether
by reason or gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality,
ethic origin, colour, religion or ability and encourage
The following policies should be at the heart of your club’s
Chadderton Park Football Club is responsible for setting
standards and values to apply throughout the club at every
level. 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,
ethic origin, colour religion or disability.
Equality of opportunity at Chadderto Park Football Club
means that in all our activities we will not discriminate
or in any way treat anyone less favourable, on grounds of
sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethic origin,
colour religion or disability.
• The advertisement for volunteers.
• The selection of candidates for volunteers.
• External coaching and education activities and awards.
• Football development activities.
• Selection for teams.
• Appointments to honorary positions.
Chadderton Park Football Club will not tolerate sexual
or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour
whether physical or verbal, and will work to ensure that
such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever
context it occurs.
Chadderton Park Football Club is committed to the development
of the programme of ongoing training and awareness raising
events and activities in order to promote the eradication
of discrimination within its own organisation, and within
football as a whole.
• Chadderton Park Football Club is committed to a policy
of equal treatment of all members and requires all members
of whatever level of authority, to abide and adhere to this
general pinciple and the requirements of the Codes of Practice
issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission
for Racial Equality
• All Members are expected to abide by the requirements
of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986
and Discriminations act 1995.
• Specifically discrimination is prohibited by:
• Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour,
marital status, race nationality or ethnic or national origin,
religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably
• Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated
above to comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever
related to their membership, which are different from 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
makes it more difficult for members of a particular race
or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.
• Victimisation of an Individual.
• Harassment of an individual by virtue of 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 club’s recruitment
selection, promotion and training processes, as well as
disciplinary it is essential that merit, experience, skills
and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.
Chadderton Park Football Club commits itself to the immediate
investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above
grounds. And where such is found to be the case a requirement
that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damages
or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of any member
accused of discrimination.
Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed
to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms
is against the Football Club’s policy any member offending
will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
The football Club commits itself to the disabled person
whenever possible and will treat such members in aspects
of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same
manner as other members. The difficulties of their disablement
permitting assistance will be given, wherever possible to
ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access.
Appropriate training will be made tosuch members who request