Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Lancashire Football Association – Commitment Statement to Equality

Lancashire Football Association’s vision of ‘A Game for Everyone’ puts Equality at the heart of everything we do. We know the impact that football can have on communities, and how essential it is that we harness this in order to provide positive impacts that bring people together – something that has never been more critical than at the present time. 

Lancashire Football Association, its staff and board, are fully committed to Equality, and we have in place an Equality Policy that reflects our work with our diverse partners, clubs and leagues, committee members, coaches, volunteers and referees to ensure football for Lancashire’s community is a high-quality experience that is offered to all equally. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the game and participate to the full extent of their ambitions and abilities.

Specifically, Lancashire FA strives to ensure everyone in our football community is treated equally well. Lancashire FA has a zero tolerance approach to anyone being treated less favourably or discriminated against on the grounds of sex, age, disability, ethnicity (including nationality and race), gender-reassignment, sexual orientation, religion and belief, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership status, which are collectively known as ‘Protected Characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010.

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For further information about raising concerns you can visit the complaints section of our website. You can also submit a complaint using the relevant Lancashire FA complaint form, according to your circumstance:

Use this form to report a complaint in respect of discrimination on the grounds of one of the Protected Characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010
Use this form to report a general complaint against a Match Official
Use this form to report a general complaint against a Participant/Club
Use this form to report a general complaint against Lancashire FA

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The FA and County FAs 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