Our Commitment

The CFOGA is committed to eliminating discrimination, providing equality of opportunity and challenging prejudice in order to advance the achievement of equality and foster good relations between diverse groups within the sport.

Equality brings quality for everyone and the creation of a fairer sport where everyone can participate and achieve their potential.

Equality is about valuing a person ‘as an equal’ and treating people according to their needs and characteristics to achieve an equal or fair outcome – it’s not necessarily about treating everyone the same.

An equal society values human diversity, recognising that diversity brings a range of skills, knowledge, values, styles, perspectives and ideas, and challenges the inequalities that may destroy this diversity within our sport and its organisations.


All CFOGA Affiliated Clubs are expected to adhere to this policy.

CFOGA Trustees are bound by their Code of Conduct.

It’s important that CFOGA Affiliated Clubs and their members understand about equality and diversity and how to operate in a non-discriminatory and inclusive way, doing what matters to people. 

Failure to provide inclusive, non-discriminatory services can result in poor community outcomes and club environments. Failure to comply with this policy could result in disciplinary action.

Why do we have an equality policy?

We have an equality policy to make sure that we all treat people fairly and reduce inequalities within the sport.

Prejudice and discrimination can affect anyone, but some groups are affected more than others. Some people receive unfair treatment or worse outcomes as a result of negative stereotyping, assumptions, ignorance, invisibility, abuse of power or intolerance. This could be because of their religious beliefs, culture, heritage, appearance, abilities, age, gender, or sexual orientation – diverse identities that are intrinsic to them. This means that people are not provided with the same opportunities as others, or are not treated with dignity and respect because of who they are.

Discrimination is often unwitting – this is when someone does not realise they are discriminating unlawfully. This is when people develop policy and practice based upon their own needs, identities and values and do not consider the different needs of other people. CFOGA, however, does not recognise ignorance as a defence.

CFOGA acknowledges and welcomes its duties and uses the national guidance as a framework to improve or maintain standards and be accountable to the people it serves.





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