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BANTAMS ACHIEVE BRONZE IN EFL EQUALITY CODE OF PRACTICE

2 April 2024

Club News

BANTAMS ACHIEVE BRONZE IN EFL EQUALITY CODE OF PRACTICE

2 April 2024

Bradford City AFC has achieved Bronze in the EFL Equality Code of Practice.

The Code of Practice is awarded in recognition of clubs' efforts to enhance their equality, diversity and inclusion practices across all areas of the club.

City have been recognised for work in a number of different areas, including policies, having an internal EDI working group, and having dedicated discrimination reporting lines on a matchday. 

Initially launched in 2012, the EFL’s Equality Code of Practice was revamped to become a multi-level accreditation scheme at the start of the 2022/23 season, which will see every one of the 72 Clubs assessed on their EDI practices by the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

City’s Director of Operations, Paula Watson, said: “We are very proud to have been recognised for our efforts with a Bronze award in the EFL Equality Code of Practice.

“Equality is something we are very passionate about here at Bradford City and, serving such a diverse community, we have a real responsibility to do all we can to include people from all walks of life. 

“It is great to see so many clubs commended from across the EFL as the great work continues, and we are looking forward to ensuring we keep doing everything in our power to keep progressing as a club.”

EFL Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, David McArdle, said: “Our 72 clubs represent people from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds and it is absolutely vital that they are representative of those communities whether that be on the pitch, in the boardroom or in the stands.

“It is particularly encouraging to see clubs striving for excellence in this area and highlighting what can be achieved. Across the leagues, the progress being made is very encouraging and the EFL will continue to support and empower all clubs to make a positive impact on their communities and the wider game.”

To view a full report of the latest set of club's to be awarded, please CLICK HERE


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