Eastbourne Borough Football Club approaches the subject of Equality and Anti-Discrimination seriously. The Club is fully committed to equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, colour, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or background, etc.
This policy is designed to provide clarity to employees, stakeholders, supporters and everyone connected with Eastbourne Borough Football Club CIC (“The Club”) on the Club's attitude to issues of harassment and abuse that are racist, homophobic or sexist in nature.
The Club unreservedly condemns abuse in any form, either on or off the pitch. The Club aims to create and maintain a working and spectating environment free from harassment and abuse. Everyone connected with the Club has a responsibility to prevent incidents of harassment or abuse.
An incident is defined by the Club as any incident that is perceived to be abusive by the victim, or any other person. Harassment is defined by the Club to be any verbal, physical, written or visible abuse that is based on a person's race, ethnic background, colour, nationality, language, cultural background, sexuality or gender – and it is considered necessary to provide clarity to employees, stakeholders, supporters and everyone connected with EBFC, that the Club will not condone any form of abuse that is homophobic, sexist in nature or is insulting to any person at any time.
In addition to equality, Eastbourne Borough Football Club CIC does not tolerate discrimination of any kind based on race, colour, religious or cultural beliefs, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability, etc. In all of Club’s operations - both internally with its staff and externally with its suppliers, fans and customers - the Club is determined to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in relation to anti-discrimination, including the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act. Every effort will be made to continue our commitment through the updating of not only our policies and procedures but also our actions.
Updated 08:11 - 11 Aug 2017 by Lee Peskett