Bedfordshire FA seek applicants to join IAG
Bedfordshire County FA is searching for applicants to join its new Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG).
The voluntary role, which will represent the entire football population in Bedfordshire, aims to spread the message of diversity and equality across grassroots football in the county
The group is part of The Football Association’s ‘Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan’ which addresses incidents of discrimination across the game, detailing the specific responsibilities of the individual governing, representative and competition bodies as well as their clubs and members.
The IAG, which gained approval from the Beds FA Council earlier this year, will meet approximately four times each year to support Bedfordshire County FA by advising and overseeing routine outcomes.
The group will report directly to the Association’s Board on all issues relating to inclusion, equality and diversity. They will also oversee committees by offering support and developing projects for under-represented groups in grassroots football.
In 2012, Bedfordshire County FA was awarded The National Standard for Equality at Foundation level, and the IAG will play an important part in making the next step up to Preliminary level.
Applications for the IAG are required to be submitted by 30 October.
There is an open day for anybody interested in joining the group on 13 October between 6pm-9pm at the Beds FA offices in Skimpot Road, Dunstable.
Sarah DaCosta, Bedfordshire FA’s Inclusion and Safeguarding Officer, said: “The membership of the group should reflect the diversity within our county, including representatives of organisations and communities which are able to provide advice and guidance in relation to the challenges we face in local football.
“Individuals elected require the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to have a positive and meaningful impact.”
For further information and an application pack please contact Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org