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Equality & Diversity

Football is open and accessible for all

Kent FA is here to ensure everyone who is involved in football has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith, or age.

Kent FA is 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 and players and we will challenge ourselves with measurable targets that deliver on inclusive outcomes. We will also work with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that people feel safe and included in football.

There are also programmes and provision across football which support our aims as part of The FA and County FAs wider inclusion objectives. Our disability football provision offers opportunities to participate across the county, The FA have an Asian football plan called ‘Bringing Opportunities to Communities’, female participation is supported by the Weetabix Wildcats Programme and we continue to work to encourage football across different faiths and communities. We also have mental health programmes to raise awareness of mental health and the support available.

You can find out about these and many more on via the links below.

Get In Touch

Development Team

By Phone: 01622 792140
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

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Kent FA Inclusion Advisory Group

The Equality Advisory Group (EAG) is an independent body which was founded in 2008, with the groups primary focus being to maintain a strategic overview of Kent FA’s work from an inclusion perspective. EAG exists to advise Kent FA on policy and strategy development, helping to ensure the needs of minority groups and emerging communities in Kent football are met. The group consists of likeminded volunteers from a range of backgrounds and footballing experiences who have a passion for ensuring Kent football is inclusive and accessible to all.

The Equality Standard for Sport

As part of Kent FA's commitment to ensuring football is a game for all within the county, we have committed to reaccrediting the Equality Standard for Sport at Preliminary Level with the aim of going on to achieve the Intermediate Level of the award.

the Football Leadership Diversity Code

The Football Leadership Diversity Code has been developed in collaboration with club leaders, community football representatives, County FA chief executives and others across the game to ensure English football at all levels better represents our modern and diverse society.