Equality & Inclusion

Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it. Liverpool County FA’s commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.

We are very proud to announce that Liverpool FA have achieved the Equality Standard for Sport Foundation Level. The Equality Standard is a nationally recognised framework that assists County FAs with embedding equality at the highest level of their organisation, and communicating and sharing that commitment with its staff and its partners.

It also provides a framework to review how a County FA is organised around equality in relation to its service delivery, workforce, policies, procedures and compliance against the Equality Act 2010. The achievements also support Football’s Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan 2013-17. The Standard has 4 levels: Foundation, Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced.

David Pugh, CEO for Liverpool County FA said on achieved the Equality Standard for Sport "This is a fantastic achievement for the County FA and highlights the continued work we are delivering across Merseyside in our aim to reach out to all organisations and provide football for all. By achieving the Foundation Level it is only the beginning as we work now to move onto the Preliminary Level. I would personally like to thank all of our staff and grassroots volunteers for their time, effort and dedication into gaining this accreditation. Liverpool County FA is proud of its long history of being open and inclusive, particularly in the areas of female and disability football, this award recognises that work.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to widening access further and reducing inequalities for underrepresented individuals, groups and communities. We are now working towards the next level of the National Standard for Equality, which will demonstrate and measure our commitment towards Equality.

If you have and questions or queries please contact info@liverpoolfa.com or 0151 523 4488.

Useful links:


Football v Homophobia
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