Equality & Diversity

Our Commitment

Our ‘Watford Welcomes’ initiative launched at the start of 2018/19 season and brings our historic family club ethos together with the ongoing work towards equality, diversity and inclusion. As a Club we are committed to identify, confront and eliminate discrimination, whether by reason of age, disability, gender reassignments, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion & belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

The Chief Executive Officer and board will ensure anyone who wishes to engage with the club is able to do so, whether a supporter, staff, player, participant in Community Trust programmes or any other person engaged with the club’s activities.
Watford Football Club is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that all employment decisions are taken, without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria, and that staff feel valued and are able to aspire to achieve their full potential.

As part of this on-going commitment, the club would like to remind all supporters that racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and ejection from Vicarage Road. 
If supporters experience any form of abuse or discrimination inside the stadium, please help us eliminate it by texting us on 07825 535269 or by reporting it using the free reporting app created by Kick It Out.

We will treat your message in the strictest confidence and take the necessary action against offending parties.

The club also monitor all official social media channels, taking note of and reporting abuse when found. If you see something you feel requires our attention, please contact us via email on yourvoice@watfordfc.com in the first instance.

Watford Football Club were awarded the Intermediate Level of the Premier League Equality Standard Assessment in March 2018.


Sam Gillings, HR & Equality Lead Officer: 01923 496262

Useful Numbers:

Kick It Out:
Phone: 020 7253 0162
Email: info@kickitout.org

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS):
Phone: 0808 800 008
Textphone: 0808 800 0084
Website: Equality Advisory and Support Service