Reporting discrimination within grassroots football.
TELL US – WE’LL TACKLE IT: REPORTING
DISCRIMINATION WITHIN GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
The Football Association [The FA] has launched a
campaign to encourage all participants and spectators to report any acts of
discrimination that they witness within grassroots football.
Tell Us, We'll Tackle It will be rolled out by every County FA
across the country and was designed to put further emphasis on the importance
of reporting incidents of discrimination, reassuring people that it makes a
tangible difference and that the updated process is simple and effective.
The FA has also
created a video to outline its zero-tolerance approach, reiterating that
there’s no place for discrimination in football, whether it’s online, in
training, on the pitch or on the sidelines.
The updated reporting
process and website means all completed online forms will be sent directly to
the relevant FA and County FA staff so they can begin any investigation process
immediately. It also includes clarity on the process and FAQs to assist with
any further queries.
Gavin Lemmon, Norfolk
County FA CEO, said: “Tackling
discrimination is a significant priority for the Association and it’s
absolutely crucial that any spectators or participants who believe that they
have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it to
us. By doing this we can ensure that all incidents are rightly investigated.”
more information or to report an act of discrimination, please click here.