S.F.A. Equality Policy
As the governing body of the game, The Scottish Football Association is responsible
for setting standards and values to apply throughout the game at every level.
The SFA is committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with
respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them
and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.
Rosyth Football Club - Equality Policy
The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and
that Rosyth Football Club is equally accessible to them all.
Rosyth Football Club is responsible for setting standards and values to apply
throughout the club at every level.
Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it.
Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour,
religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.
This policy is fully supported by the Club Officers who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
Rosyth Football Club, in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat
anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status,
race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability.
It means that Rosyth Football Club will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to takepart in, and enjoy, its activities.
Rosyth Football Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of
an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction
applicable is regarded as discrimination.
This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour,
whether physical or verbal.
Rosyth Football Club will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate
action in whatever context it occurs.
Rosyth Football Club is committed to taking positive action where inequalities exist,
and to the development of a programme of ongoing training and awareness - raising
events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and
promote equality in football.
Club Complaints Procedure
Rosyth Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims,
when it is brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where
such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop .
In the event that any member feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any
way or that the Club Policies, Rules or Code of Conduct have been broken they
should follow the procedures below.
1. They should report the matter to the Club Secretary or another member of the
The report should include:
i. Details of what, when, and where the occurrence took place
ii. Any witness statement and names
iii. Names of any others who have been treated in a similar way
iv. Details of any former complaints made about the incident, date, when
and to whom made
v. A preference for a solution to the incident
2. The Club’s Management Committee will sit or any hearings that are requested.
3. The Club’s Management Committee will have the power to:
i. Warn as to future conduct
ii. Suspend from membership
iii. Remove from membership any person found to have broken the Club’s
Policies or Codes of Conduct.
If the complaint is with regard to the Club’s Management Committee the member has
the right to report the discrimination direct to the relevant Football Association.