Football For Everyone

Football For Everyone

Football for Everyone is about making sure everyone has a chance to be involved in football, regardless of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. It is also about:

Encouraging and increasing the involvement of groups at all levels of football by recognising that inequalities exist and taking action to address them. making opportunities available where currently there are few available. about using the power of football to build a better future, in order to achieve these objectives.

Football For Everyone has become a part of everything we do at The FA.

If you wish to report an incident of abuse and/or discrimination, please use the contact details below:

Tel 0800 085 0508*

The contact details above are strictly reserved for those wishing to report allegations of abuse and/or discrimination such as incidents of racism or homophobia.

* If you are calling from a mobile telephone you may be charged for this call.

Review of Sanctions

Following consultation with leagues, referees, players, managers and campaign groups such as Kick It Out, the English game has set a new five-match suspension as the entry level for the least serious discriminatory offences, along with an educational reform package and potential club sanctions.

Introduced at the start of the 2013-14 Season, serious transgressions involving aggravating offences can attract significantly higher suspensions than the new five match entry level. A second discriminatory offence has a minimum entry point of 10-matches in addition to any financial sanction imposed.

Offences will lead to mandatory education on anti-discriminatory issues and under the new ruling, The FA may also charge clubs if two participants are sanctioned for discriminatory abuse in any 12 month period.

Discriminatory offences, under The FA's ruling, can relate to ethnic origin, colour, race, religion or belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, ability and disability.

Further information can be found in this news item from May 2013:  

Reporting Discrimination Films

The FA has launched the Reporting Discrimination videos - a series of short films to show players and fans of the game how to play their part in eradicating discrimination from football.

While giant leaps have been made to end discriminatory language and behaviour from the beautiful game, the authorities still rely on the help of the thousands involved at the grassroots level.

In parks and playing fields up and down the country we need you to carry on the good work and remain proactive in the battle against discrimination.

After all, if an incident goes unreported, it cannot be dealt with.

So players and fans are being encouraged to ‘See It. Hear It. Report It.’

The animated films explain how to go about reporting incidents of discrimination – and this has to start at the grassroots level.

Please click here to view the film for grassroots players

Please click here to view the film for supporters attending grassroots matches

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