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23rd Sep, 2022

We've scored Goals

We've launched new partnership with Goals to help us promote equality and inclusion within grassroots football.

The partnership will see us collaborate with Goals across several key areas, including aiding the support and development of Goals referees and working collaboratively to achieve the shared vision of increasing participation in football among underrepresented groups. 

The 5-a-side facilitator will also commit to ensuring a safe environment for all participants by becoming Kick It Out Equality Charter Certified.

By pledging to become a Kick It Out Equality Charter organisation, Goals will receive expert support from Kick It Out and learn how to take active steps to tackle discrimination.

The announcement comes after we both identified the need for a major increase in resources to support the growth of football provision for women and underrepresented communities.

To address this, Goals have committed to offering unused pitch time to these groups to ensure their facilities are open to all.

This initiative will be exclusive to Kick It Out Equality Charter clubs to ensure pitches are utilised by community groups who are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment. 

We're also going to support Goals by delivering equality, diversity and inclusion education to Goals referees, and support referees in pursuit of becoming qualified and help Goals with referee recruitment. 

If your team wants to sign up for our Equality Charter and get access to this great offer, head over to our grassroots pages to find out more about applying.