Equality and Diversity Policy
Exeter City Football Club is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all its activities.
We recognise that individuals and communities with whom we work may experience unlawful discrimination on the grounds of their Age, Disability, Gender assignment, Marriage and Civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion or Belief and Sexual orientation.
We are committed to equality and diversity and we recognise our responsibilities.
It is our stated objective to promote diversity, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect among football fans, volunteers and club employees.
We will undertake these responsibilities seriously and with integrity and are fully committed to ensuring that Exeter City F.C. provides a welcoming, tolerant and comfortable environment for all.
We recognise the power of football and all sport in uniting diverse communities.
The English Football League’s Code of Practice was introduced as part of a commitment to English football’s Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan which ensures clubs are inclusive across all sections of their business. This incorporates match day operations, general operations, community trust, youth development, fans and the first team.
At the end of season 2016, nine clubs in The English Football League have been assessed as meeting the Code of Practice foundation level, setting the benchmark for others to follow. Exeter City was proudly one of those clubs.
Each club successfully passed an independent assessment across 12 areas of operation ensuring good practice extends to all employees, spectators and other people engaged with the club.
The Code of Practice embeds inclusion and equality throughout the whole club, setting accountability at the highest level.
We are working alongside our partners, including ‘One game, one community’ to achieve the highest possible accreditation for our commitments to equality and diversity.
As a club, Exeter City seeks to achieve excellence both on and off the pitch.