Watford achieved the Intermediate award in Racial Equality Standard in 2011/12
WATFORD Football Club have been awarded the Intermediate level of The Equality Standard for Professional Football Clubs 2011/12 in recognition of their efforts to combat discrimination.
The Equality Standard is a framework which encourages and supports the development of equality practices and policies at professional clubs, across England and Wales and highlights six key areas of diversity; race, religion, age, gender, disability and sexual orientation.
The Standard looks at how the club recruits employees and young players fairly, as well as the delivery of activities and projects to under-represented groups in the community, for which the Club Community Trust has been pivotal.
The key statements that Clubs must adhere to to get the Intermediate award are as follows:-
1. Your Club is committed to achieving equality and diversity across all areas of operation
2. Your employment policies reflect your commitment as an equal opportunities employer
3. Abuse and harassment associated with discrimination are eradicated from your stadium
4. Your football club reflects your community
5. Publicly promote the activities of the Club in working towards equality