Equality Diversity and Inclusion Calendar

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Calendar

Across football, people from a range of backgrounds, cultures and communities take part in football in different ways. This could be playing, coaching, refereeing and volunteering to name a few. The diversity of these people is one of the best things about the beautiful game.


The FA’s calendar and guide to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in grassroots football should be used to view the many ways in which football can bring people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities together. This is by no means a definitive list of all key celebrations, but it is a general guide to some of the EDI moments for awareness across the grassroots landscape.

If you are involved in running the game, whether through a club, league or facility, we always recommend speaking directly to the people who may observe any one of the dates contained in this document to understand their personal preferences and perspectives and to continue to enhance knowledge sharing.

The dates of key events and celebrations are based the following:




Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

Sex, Gender, and Gender Reassignment

Please click on the FA ED&I Calendar document to open / download the full calendar for your use/information.

Get In Touch

Rachael Lawler-Edwards

Football Development Officer - Female Participation and Inclusion


01458 832 359 Option 3

07951 360 626