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Club shows 'clear commitment to inclusion, equality & anti-discrimination' says EFL

3 July 2020

Jim Steele

Stevenage Football Club is proud to have been one of an initial set of Club’s who have completed the EFL’s new revised Equality Code of Practice framework...

The Code of Practice is directly linked to the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which sets out key areas all EFL clubs should look to address, in order to ensure they are inclusive across all areas of their business. The components of this regulatory framework are implemented throughout the Club’s day to day operation, with the EFL carrying out an audit on a bi-annual basis.

The Club underwent its audit in early 2020 and this week received the following feedback on its performance which saw it score a 99% pass mark.

‘The Club is to be congratulated; this is an excellent submission, which clearly demonstrates honest and constructive self-assessment; commitment to achieve the Code of Practice, and vision to strive for best practice around equality, diversity and inclusion. 

'There is clear commitment to inclusion, equality and anti-discrimination at the highest level of the organisation and this is driven through all sections of the Football Club.'

The Club have developed a high quality and robust submission that meets the criteria for the Code of Practice.’

Chairman Phil Wallace stated, "This is an exceptional submission and demonstrates the Club’s commitment to being an inclusive, community-focused Club. From the top to the bottom of our organisation, we have implemented a culture which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion."

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