Equality in Football

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Football For All is the slogan that describes our work in promoting equality and in tackling discrimination and harassment. It includes developing opportunities for groups that are traditionally under-represented in football e.g. women and girls, ethnic minorities and disabled people.

Derbyshire County FA is responsible for setting standards and values throughout the game. Football is here to be enjoyed by anyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationally, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability.

Derbyshire County FA is also committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.

If you have a football project or an idea in relation to Equality, then please do not hesitate to contact Angie Harper, Women, Girls and Inclusion Football Development Officer on angela.harper@derbyshirefa.com 

The Kickz project

The Premier League clubs and 11 Football League clubs are involved in Kickz, which offers 12-18 year olds the chance to take part in positive activity three nights a week, 48 weeks of the year. The programme aims to ‘build safer, stronger communities through the development of young peoples’ potential’
Derby County in the Community run 3 Kickz projects across the city with over 250 young people taking part in the sessions.

The Hat-trick Project

The Hat-trick Project is managed by the Derby County in the Community (DCITC) Scheme and is based in the Derwent ward of Derby.
Hat-trick works with all of the primary schools, special schools and colleges in the area to provide quality opportunities for young people through curriculum, lunch-time and after-school clubs as well as holiday schemes and local football clubs. The project also works with local residents to offer quality opportunities for access to coaching courses in order to build capacity and for long term sustainability.

Derbyshire County FA supports both projects and works in partnership with Derby County in the Community on the One Game One Community weeks of action.

For more information on the both projects, please contact Gavin Lewis, Inclusion Officer, on Gavin.Lewis@dcfc.co.uk or 01332 821081or visit www.derbycountycommunitytrust.com.

Useful Links

www.wsff.org.uk
www.kickitout.org
www.sportingequals.org.uk

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