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IAGs are advisory groups set up to advise the CFAs on equality issues – the specific target areas of equality can be determined by analysing local demographic data and current participation by people from different backgrounds in football.
The IAG is to assist a CFA in providing services that focus on engaging all its communities, which embed positive interventions to address any gaps in provision, employ effective processes to deal with complaints and demonstrate diverse representation across its structures that reflects the local football population.
Their role includes:
- Providing support and advice on the county plan and the likely impact the plan may have on specific communities within the County e.g. ethnic minority communities, women and girls football and disability football
- Reviewing data and equality targets in all areas from playing, coaching and refereeing to administration
- Advising on specific interventions to increase participation by the whole community to address gaps in provision and grow the game.
- Ensuring that the work of the CFA is addressing the needs of all its communities.
- Ensuring that the CFA is operating in a fair and accountable way with regards to equality.
- Being a vehicle for increased representation of traditionally under-represented groups in football including CFA Boards, Councils and Committees.
- Monitoring and reviewing the impact of the CFA’s work in relation to equality through county plans and work towards achieving the Equality Standard for Sport.
- Identifying areas of concern or poor equality performance, whether on the grounds of age, race, sex, gender reassignment, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships and pregnancy and maternity.
- Ensuring that equality data is current and up to date and reported to The FA through the scoreboard / quarterly review meetings.
IAGs are not delivery agents, though some members of IAG may be engaged in the delivery of the game and act as ambassadors for the CFA.
Our Inclusion Advisory Group will take on a key strategic role in ensuring that all of our football activities are accessible and that pro-active development plans are put in place to encourage a wider representation of people to play, coach, referee and administer the game.
Shropshire FA are particularly looking for people with a background/expertise in any of the following areas;
- Race Equality
- Gender Equality
- LGB&T Inclusion
- Age Discrimination
If you're interested in joining the Hertfordshire FA Inclusion Advisory Group, please contact Roy.Waterfield@shropshirefa.com.