RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club
Club Policies

RTB Ebbw Vale Anti-Discrimination Policy

RTB Ebbw Vale is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by everyone, equally. Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.

Equality of opportunity at RTB Ebbw Vale means that in all our activities we will not discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.

This includes:

  • The advertisement for volunteers.

  • The selection of candidates for volunteers.

  • Courses.

  • External coaching and education activities and awards.

  • Football development activities.

  • Selection for teams.

  • Appointments to honorary positions.

RTB Ebbw Vale will not tolerate racist, sectarian, sexual or bigoted harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal, and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

RTB Ebbw Vale is committed to the development of the programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities, in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within its own organisation, and within football as a whole.

RTB Ebbw Vale gives a commitment to ensure that the club is open to all and the team selection policy will be the footballing ability and character of the individual and the collective balance of the team

Equal Opportunities Policy

1. RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club is committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in all of its activities. The Club is an equal opportunities sports club and will abide and adhere to the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality.

2. All members of the Club are expected to abide by the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Specifically, discrimination is prohibited by:

  • Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability, less favourably than others.

  • Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirements(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different from others.

  • Imposing on an individual requirements or conditions which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. No individual will be placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions which cannot be shown to be necessary to the satisfactory conduct of the job or task.

  • Victimisation or harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.

3. The Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, an undertaking that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of the member accused of discrimination.

4. Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith and will be dealt with under the Club's disciplinary procedures.

5. The Club opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. No member shall receive less favourable treatment than others, because of disability. The difficulties of their disability permitting, assistance will be provided, wherever possible, to ensure that disabled members are helped to gain access and to undertake their duties.

6. The Club, including players and officials, will actively promote initiatives – such as ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ – in the Community. This will be achieved through positive actions as well as communicating via match day programmes, the Club web-site and, when interacting with supporters and school children where-ever possible.

 

Disability Policy 

INTRODUCTION

RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. No applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of disability. It is in the interest of RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club and those who work for it to ensure that all available human resource talents and skills are considered when employment opportunities arise. As such RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club is committed to maintaining and managing a diverse work force. This policy is applicable to all staff, Volunteers, contract workers, spectators and guests of the Club on all premises and places of work occupied by the Club.

POLICY PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy it to ensure that RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club complies with the Equality Act 2010 and to ensure that people who are disabled within the definition of the Act are treated equally and fairly. In this policy, DISABILITY refers to a physical or mental condition which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on an individual’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Person who is disabled refers to a person with such a disability. DISCRIMINATION refers to treating someone with a disability less favourably than he treats others whom have no disability, and that treatment cannot be shown to be justified in relation to the activities or circumstances involved.

CLUB POLICY

It is the Club’s intention to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in that:

  •  The Club is committed to ensuring that its supporters who are disabled and customers have as full access as is reasonably possible to make to all goods, services and facilities provided or offered to the public by the Club.

 

  •  The Club will provide free access for supporters with disabilities and half price admission for their carers.

 

  •  The Club will ensure that this policy does not discriminate between people who are disabled with differing conditions.

 

  • The Club is committed to making the necessary reasonable adjustments described by the Equality Act and its relevant Codes of Practice to ensure full compliance with the legislation.

 

  • The Club will undertake such additional works as are reasonably required within the timescales set out in the Act.

 

  • The Club has a grievance procedure in place and guarantees to its supporters who are disabled and customers that any complaints of discrimination will be dealt with quickly under that procedure.

 

  •  The Club has advised its staff that any incident of discrimination under the provisions of the Act is a serious matter and will be dealt with under the Club’s Disciplinary Procedures

EMPLOYMENT

When considering persons for employment the Club will not discriminate against a person who is disabled:

  • In the arrangements made for determining whom employment should be offered to.

  • In the terms under which employment is offered.

  • In deliberately refusing to offer or not offering employment to someone based on their disability.

  • In the opportunities afforded to a person (i.e. training, promotions or any other work benefit).

  • In dismissing, someone or subjecting them to any detriment based on their disability.

 

RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club are committed to ensuring that its supporters who are disabled, staff and customers have full access as is reasonably possible in all our facilities at RTB Hilltop Stadium and Betterment Park Cwm.

RTB Ebbw Vale Football Club will give training to ensure that our committee and staff are equipped to deal with any provisions included in the Equality Act 2010. Any complaints of discrimination by our committee, staff or customers will be fully examined by the club at their first available meeting. The committee are well aware we have a responsibility to our supporters who are disabled and any incidents will be treated seriously.