Kent Unites Against Discrimination In Football
Kent FA is calling on all Kent Clubs & Leagues to join us as we launch a campaign taking a stand against discrimination in Football on Saturday 12th October!
While Grassroots Football celebrates Non-League Day on Saturday 12th October, Kent FA is launching an anti-discrimination campaign that we believe is an opportunity to raise awareness and challenge discrimination in non-league football across the county.
Kent FA is determined to provide an inclusive football experience for anyone who wishes to play, coach, officiate, administer, support or be involved in any role in football. An experience that is reflective of our diverse communities, safe for all and free from abuse and discrimination.
It is everyone’s responsibility to call out discriminatory behaviour from football.
If you hear it, report it!
Discriminatory abuse includes a reference whether express or implied to any one or more of the following:
- Ethnic origin
- Religion or belief
- Gender reassignment
- Sexual Orientation
Kent FA is calling all affiliated clubs and leagues to join us, spreading this message that it is unacceptable to use discriminatory language on or off the pitch.
We have created a Model Press Release and social media images for clubs and leagues in Kent to use to support this campaign!
DOWNLOAD THE MODEL PRESS RELEASE TO USE ON YOUR CLUB/ LEAGUE WEBSITE
DOWNLOAD THE SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE ASSETS
When discriminatory behaviour takes place, those who witness it – or are the victim of it – need to be able to report it quickly, and to the right people. Instilling confidence in reporting discrimination is a key goal of our collective inclusion and anti-discrimination work in football.
We recognise there is under-reporting of incidents of racism and discrimination in the game and we encourage those who feel that they have been discriminated against or witness discrimination to report their concerns.
To find out more about how to report discrimination please read the reporting discrimination guide created by Kent FA's Equality Advisory Group.
DOWNLOAD THE REPORTING DISCRIMINATION GUIDE
We encourage clubs and leagues across Kent to get involved in spreading the message.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact Kent FA directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 791850