Port Talbot Town Football Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.
All members are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Specifically discrimination is prohibited by:
1. 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.
2. Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different from the requirements for others.
3. Imposing on an individual requirements, which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example, this would include applying a condition, which makes it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.
4. Victimisation of an individual.
5. Harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.
6. Any other act or omission of an act, which has as its effect the disadvantaging of a member against another, or others, purely on the above grounds. Thus in all, the Club’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary matters, it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.
Port Talbot Town Football 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, a requirement that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.
Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the Football Club’s policy, any members offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
Port Talbot Town Football Club commits itself to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other members. The difficulties of their disablement permitting assistance will be given, wherever possible to ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access. Appropriate training will be made to such members who request it.
Football in the Community
The Board of Port Talbot Town Football Club recognises the pivotal role that we can play in relation to the local community. Similarly, the Football Association of Wales encourages clubs to engage in a variety of activity aimed at strengthening the relationship between the club and the local community.
Research suggests that clubs are continually involved in community activity although they often fail to advertise or promote this. Consequently, Port Talbot Town Football Club appreciates the advantages for our club to promote this activity and have subsequently, formalised a Club Strategy. This has been demonstrated in the business sector where community activity and its promotion are designed to meet both financial objectives and social objectives. Creating a strategy with measurable goals as well as a means to promote this activity will benefit not only the club but also the community as a whole.
Port Talbot Town Football Club Community Strategy :
To establish links with local youth clubs and assist these clubs with coaching and also providing the use of facilities and equipment for football festivals etc.
To set up clubs with local youths, but not necessarily football clubs, to promote and develop the role of the club in the community and to set appropriate examples of behaviour.
To set up clubs with the disabled and disadvantaged youth and adult groups in the community and to use the facilities and the equipment of the club and also its personnel.
To utilise the playing and coaching personnel to address various social and equity issues including drug awareness issues and healthy lifestyle, etc.
To utilise the facilities of the club in conjunction with multi-media training for anybody who wishes to learn.
To undertake any services within the local community to the benefit of the community and ultimately the club.
To be aware of the clubs Anti-Discrimination Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy at all times when dealing with the Community.
This strategy should also be linked to the club’s Business Strategy.
Port Talbot Town Football Club aim to keep its supporters informed of all the latest news and developments through various media channels.
Staff and Player Visits to Local Youth Clubs and Schools
Letters to Local Youth Clubs and Schools
This strategy was written for the Season 2010/2011 and will be reviewed and renewed where appropriate at the start of every season.
Port Talbot Town Football Club would welcome any suggestions or questions regarding this strategy. Should you wish to do so, please contact,
Port Talbot Town Football Club,
The GenQuip Stadium,