Inclusion - Football is For All



The Amateur FA is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce and throughout Amateur FA football.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that the Amateur FA is equally accessible to all. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and across Amateur FA football. The Amateur FA is committed to promoting inclusion and eliminating discrimination whether by reason of age; gender identity; marital status or civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; disability; ethnicity; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation.

All employees whether part-time, full-time or temporary will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

All participants will be treated fairly and with respect and the Amateur FA will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.

read our equality statement in full here

Rainbow Laces

Rainbow Laces is a campaign to make football everyone’s game.

The campaign looks at how leagues, clubs and organisations can show support for the LGBT+ community and promote inclusion in football.

Find out more here


The AFA is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the game at every level. Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, everyone equally. Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination.

The AFA has been awarded the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard for Sport.

The Equality Standard for Sport is a nationally recognised framework that assists CFAs with embedding equality at the highest level of its organisation, and communicating and sharing its commitment with its staff and stakeholders. It also provides a framework to review how a CFA is organised around equality in relation to its service delivery, workforce, policies, procedures and compliance against the Equality Act 2010.

Refugee's in Football

Amnesty International has created a guide on engaging refugee women and girls in football.

It can be downloaded HERE.