Equal Opportunities & Inclusion Policy

Reviewed: February 2022

We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive of all players regardless of their physical, mental or emotional state of wellbeing. We welcome everybody to take part in our sports and activities regardless of whether they live with physical or mental disabilities or have additional or special educational needs. We will always try our best to accommodate and make reasonable adjustments to enable individuals to take part in our sessions. We also welcome all individuals regardless of their religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, culture, age (subject to age limits imposed on sessions), race, marital status or other characteristics protected by the Equalities Act 2010.

Purpose & Scope

This policy is designed to demonstrate our commitment to equality and inclusion and to demonstrate the policies and procedures we have in place to ensure equal opportunities and inclusion is observed at all times in everything we do. It outlines where reasonable adjustments may be suitable and what is expected of individuals living with a disability or who possess characteristics protected by law. This policy solidifies our commitment to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and in the provision of products and services. We value every individual and we are willing and prepared to fulfil their needs and combat discrimination. This policy outlines what we will do to stand by our core values relating to equality, diversity and inclusion and safeguard those who may be at greater risk of experiencing inequality and harssment due to one or more of the characteristics protected from discrimination under the equality legislation. Please remember that, despite the protected characteristics, we have zero tolerance for bullying or harassment of any kind and any person who is seen to be bullying another person whilst taking part in our sessions will be asked to leave and be excluded from all future sessions, for more information, please see relevant terms and conditions found here.

Our aim is to ensure that all participants, employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our organisation is representative of all sections of society. Everybody will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.

This policy reinforces our commitment to providing equality and fairness to all and not provide less favourable facilities or treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, or sex and sexual orientation. We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Our Commitments

  • To create an environment in which individual differences and contributions are recognised and valued.
  • To create an environment that promotes dignity and respect
  • To not tolerate any form of intimidation, bullying, or harassment, and to discipline those that breach this policy.
  • To make training, development, and progression opportunities available to all staff to further enhance our commitment to this policy and to serve our customers.
  • To promote equality in the workplace, which A Hill Sport LTD believes is good management practise and makes sound business sense.
  • To encourage anyone who feels they have been subject to discrimination to raise their concerns so we can apply corrective measures and deal with such allegations appropriately.
  • To encourage employees, participants and spectators to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • To regularly review all our employment practices and procedures so that fairness is maintained at all times and inform all employees that an equality and diversity policy is in operation and that they are obligated to comply with its requirements and promote fairness in the workplace and within the organisation. The policy will also be drawn to the attention of funding agencies, stakeholders, customers, learners, and job applicants. equality and diversity policy is fully supported by senior management and has been agreed with trade unions and/or employee representatives.

For more information relating to our equal opportunities employment policy, please see our Staff and Recruitment policy which can be found here.