Kent FA launches Equality charter
Kent FA launched its Equality Charter on Tuesday 3 February to mark LGBT History Month with Margate and Folkestone Invicta becoming the first clubs in the county to sign up.
The charter recognises the commitment made by clubs in the county to ensuring the game is accessible for all, by positively addressing issues of discrimination and prejudice in football.
Launched at the Kent Reliance Senior Cup quarter-final tie between Margate and Folkestone, the charter is supported by Kick It Out and the Football Supporters’ Federation amongst a number of leading football and equality organisations.
Speaking about the launch of the Equality Charter, Natalie Curtis, Kent FA Football Development Officer, said: “We’ve seen so many clubs, teams, players, groups and individuals actively promote ways to make the game fairer for everyone and therefore wanted to create something unique and original to acknowledge and reward their efforts, whilst inspiring the rest of the football community in Kent to follow suit.
“The fact the charter has been recognised and endorsed by so many organisations whose principles align with our own – including Kick It Out, Football v Homophobia, Stonewall but to name a few – adds authenticity and validity to the charter itself.
“I thank them and the whole host of other Kent clubs who’ve responded to the Kent Equality Charter. Kent FA looks forward to building upon this good start and enjoying a month working alongside our clubs to raise awareness and showcase best practice throughout February and the seasons ahead.”
To find out more about the charter, visit the Kent FA website here.