Broadford Rovers FC Equality Policy
The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that Broadford Rovers is equally accessible to all.
Broadford Rovers is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it. Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ‘race’, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.
This policy is fully supported by the club officers who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
Broadford Rovers, in all its activities, will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ‘race’, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability.
This means that Broadford Rovers will ensure that it treats people fairly and
with respect and that it will provide access and opportunity for all members of the
community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.
Broadford Rovers will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanctions applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racial harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal. Broadford Rovers will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
Broadford Rovers is committed to taking positive action where inequalities exist, and to the development of a programme of ongoing training and awareness-raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and promote equality in football.
Broadford Rovers is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide by and adhere to the policies and the requirements of the relevant legislation:
Equal Status Act, 2000-2004;
Employment Equality Act, 1998 and 2004;
Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act, 1989 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.
Broadford Rovers commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions be imposed as appropriate.
(Further information on the FAI Anti Discrimination Rule 71 can be found in the FAI rule book)