Somerset FA is excited to be part of National Inclusion Week 2021 from 27th September – 3rd October to promote and share the great work we are doing to support and improve equality and diversity in Somerset.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing information on current projects; key statistics from the game and our pathways; together with hearing from our disability and inclusion ambassadors about what Inclusion means to them!
We will share the thoughts of our Inclusion advisory Group members about why it’s important for them to be involved in Somerset FA’s Inclusion Agenda and how we are trying to support everyone to have equal access to football!
Somerset FA’s Inclusion Advisory Group has been working hard since 2013 to ensure inclusion is at the forefront of everything we do at Somerset FA. One of the group’s main aim is to support the County to ensure we are advancing equality of opportunity for everyone in Somerset to play football. We are proud of the work we have supported and developed for the game in Somerset, such as providing a full pathway for male, female and disabled players; education and CPD for coaches and volunteers; courses and support for referees; sound safeguarding measures for welfare officers, teams and clubs; recreational opportunities such as walking football; Wildcats and so much more!
Somerset FA achieved the Equality Standard Foundation Level in 2011, renewed this in 2019 and is now working towards the Preliminary Level for Season 2021/22. Part of this work involves hearing from YOU and our Preliminary Survey will be launched on 30th September and we want as many players, coaches, volunteers and referees to share your views so we can ensure we are constantly working towards a more equitable and accessible game in Somerset.
For more information on our Inclusion Agenda or information on how to join our Inclusion Advisory Group, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rachael Lawler-Edwards, Inclusion Officer for Somerset FA via firstname.lastname@example.org.