News: Premier League Equality Standard
Watford Football Club are delighted to announce that the Club have been recognised for our commitment to promoting equality and diversity by achieving Intermediate Level of the Premier League Equality Standard Assessment.
The Standard was revised by the Premier League in 2015 to replace, and build on, Kick it Out’s Equality Standard for Professional Football Clubs. It includes three levels of achievement: Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced - reflecting current equality legislation and case law, and providing a framework to guide Premier League clubs towards achieving equality.
While the club is proud of its long-held reputation as a family club, reaching this target has been challenging as we looked to ensure that equality is ingrained into every department of the club, as well as on the pitch, and this award recognises the great strides taken since promotion to the Premier League. We remain fully committed to promoting inclusion and diversity within our stadium and have several plans in development for the new season, as the club starts working towards achieving the advanced level.
We’d like to place on record our thanks to all those supporters who have helped contribute to this success for their input throughout the process; whether they completed the surveys sent by the club or were happy to engage with us and help us promote inclusivity at Vicarage Road.