The Reds are set for a further public display of their commitment to equality by applying for the Equality Standard for professional football clubs.
The club is working closely with the campaign group Kick it Out to complete the standard, which covers the development of equality and diversity practices across all areas of the clubs operation. Through undertaking this work, the club will identify new target markets and fans for the future, and develop partnerships, activities and projects targeted at under-represented communities and individuals.
The Equality Standard has received the support of footballs governing bodies, alongside key organisations that specialise and advise in specific areas of equality. This includes the National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS), the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), Stonewall, the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN), as well as the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The Equality Standard is based on three levels of achievement and covers two major areas of the clubs activity; Organisation and Supporters/Community Involvement.