Equality and Diversity

Our Commitment to Equality

Birmingham County Football Association (BCFA) recognises that individuals and communities may experience unlawful discrimination on the grounds of their race or ethnicity, disability, gender (including transgender and transsexual people), relationship or marital status, sexual orientation (because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual), relationship or marital status, age, HIV status, language, background, physical or mental impairment, faith or religious belief or physical appearance.

We believe that equality for all is a basic human right and actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We celebrate the diversity of society and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within the County FA’s own structure.

At BCFA we feel this is about making opportunities available where currently there are few available. By increasing the involvement of groups at all levels of football by recognising that inequalities exist and taking steps to address them. In order to achieve these objectives, ensuring equality has become a part of everything we do at The Birmingham County FA.

With this in mind, we are working towards achieving the Preliminary Level of the National Standards Foundation, having already achieved the Foundation Level of the award, for Equality which will further demonstrate and measure our commitment equality.

We have also developed a County Four Year Plan setting out how we will promote the wide ranging equality agenda across the FA’s four strategic goals of Growth and Retention, Better Players, Running the Game and Raising Standards. It outlines the action that the County will be taking to ensure equality of opportunity for those administering and playing the game.

You can view a summary of our equality plan here

If you have any queries or questions relating to this statement or any issues relating to equality generally, please contact our Interim Chief Executive, Chad Ehlertsen on 0121 357 4278 (Extension 200) or email Chad.Ehlertsen@birminghamfa.com 

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