Inclusion & Diversity

Equal Opportunity 

Cornish Rebels RLFC respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and is committed to treat everyone equally regardless of age, gender, ability, disability, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, social/economic status or political persuasion.

Equal Opportunity is about celebrating difference and diversity and as such providing a structure that can respond to this in a proactive and positive manner.

In addressing equal opportunities, the club will ensure that equity (as stated in the club rules) is incorporated into all aspects of its activities, and in doing so, recognizes and adopts the following Sport England definition of Sports Equity:
“Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to all members of society”

The club also supports the following four key principals as being fundamental to ensuring equity in our sport.

Key Principals

The club also supports the following four key principals as being fundamental to ensuring equity in our sport.

Entitlement: People have a right to participate in and access quality and appropriate experiences within bowls.

Accessibility: The club accepts its responsibility, wherever and whenever possible, to adapt provision to fit the needs of the many.

Inclusion: Wherever and whenever possible, the club will make every effort to ensure all have access to the same quality of provision, and if necessary, we will use positive action to ensure this.

Integrity: Whatever we do as a club in changing or adopting provision, it must be of equal worth, challenging, relevant and in no way patronizing

Equity Policy

In addressing these key principles, the club and all its members undertake to respond to issues of equity by:
• Recognising that Rugby League is a ‘Sport for all’. They can and should be enjoyed and made accessible to everyone.
• Positively encouraging involvement, membership and participation from all sectors of the community, regardless of their gender, race, disability, age and social background, ensuring that Rugby League is accessible to everyone.
• acknowledging that equal opportunity is about recognising that people are different and therefore require different provisions.
• taking positive action to increase the involvement from underrepresented groups in all aspects of our club
• recognising that as a club, we need to adapt and work flexibly in order to respond to the needs of a wide and diverse range of people.
• Promoting an open and honest culture that values diversity and promotes equality of opportunity
• Ensuring that everyone feels a valued member of our club
• opposing discriminatory behaviour and dealing with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the club disciplinary procedures.

Coaching
In our training and development of coaches, we will strive to ensure that they:
• Adopt, promote and practice the principals and practices of equal opportunities
• Promote positive images of people with special needs.
• Are committed to providing entitlement and access to all their professional activities.
• Encourage high expectations and standards of achievement from all they coach
• Involve everyone in meaningful and appropriate activity to ensure a quality experience.
• Help everyone to achieve their full potential.
• Ensure that participation can be enjoyed by all

Review

This club policy will be reviewed by the management committee at yearly intervals, or when new legislation is enacted affecting the policy.