The Football Association [The FA] is today launching a campaign to encourage all participants and spectators to report any acts of discrimination that they witness within grassroots football.
Tell Us, We’ll Tackle It will be rolled out by every County FA across the country and was designed to put further emphasis on the importance of reporting incidents of discrimination, reassuring people that it makes a tangible difference and that the updated process is simple and effective.
The FA has also created a video to outline its zero-tolerance approach, reiterating that there’s no place for discrimination in football, whether it’s online, in training, on the pitch or on the sidelines.
The updated reporting process and website means all completed online forms will be sent directly to the relevant FA and County FA staff so they can begin any investigation process immediately. It also includes clarity on the process and FAQs to assist with any further queries.
Sally Lockyer, Surrey FA CEO, said: “We recognise that there is an under reporting of discrimination nationally. As a County FA we have a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination against anyone associated with our sport and want everyone to feel respected and valued when involved in football within Surrey. Through this new reporting process, we can ensure that all incidents are duly investigated.”
For more information or to report an act of discrimination, click here.