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Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Statement of Commitment

10 December 2015

Club News

Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Statement of Commitment

10 December 2015

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Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Statement of Commitment

Rotherham United Football Club (RUFC) Ltd is a diverse organisation that values difference and recognises that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions. Rotherham United Football Club (RUFC) Ltd take great care to treat each individual as a person in their own right, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all players, officials, staff, fans, members of the community, partners and other stakeholders according to their individual needs.  Discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin or political belief has no place within the Club.

All members of staff at Rotherham United are committed to implementing this policy and to promoting its aims within the wider communities in which we operate. Rotherham United is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective.

Under the leadership of Paul Douglas, (Chief Operating Officer) and Julie Hunt (Club Director) who will hold overall responsibility for the co-ordination and implementation of Equality Policy development and for identifying new priorities through regular assessment reviews. Rotherham United will assess the impact of existing policies, practices and procedures at regular intervals, to evaluate the effectiveness and success of our activities. Through regular consultation with all our partners, monitoring and review process, equality will be mainstreamed into our wider business strategy.

Rotherham United is committed to providing each employee, potential employee, customer and service-users equality of opportunity across all areas of the club’s operation. Rotherham United will ensure that equality practices are integral to every process and create an inclusive and positive environment for all.

Should you encounter any form of discrimination when visiting the AESSEAL New York Stadium, please could you report it to us with as much information as possible. You can report incidents to the club by texting our reporting hotline 07507449121, by using the Kick It Out reporting app or by emailing 

With your help, we can help beat discrimination.

Rotherham United are proud to support the work of the following organisations in making football as inclusive as possible.

Kick it Out

Twitter - @kickitout

Level Playing Field

Twitter - @lpftweets

Show Racism The Red Card

Twitter - @SRTRC

England Football vs Homophobia

Twitter - @FvHtweets

Women’s Sport & Fitness foundation (WSFF)

Equality & Human Rights Commision (EHRC)

Twitter - @EHRC

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