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 club has produced an EDI strategy document which runs until 2025, further underlining our commitment. Please click HERE to read the document.
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.
The club are signatories to the FA's ‘Football Leadership Diversity Code’ which aims to increase the number of Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Female employees in Senior Management, Coaching and Team Operations positions throughout the football pyramid. More details about the code can be found HERE.
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.
We will treat your message in the strictest confidence and take the necessary action against offending parties.