Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

Anti-Discrimination Policy


(Updated June 2020)

1. The Club's policy is not to discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability. The Club will not tolerate any such discrimination in any of the Club's activities.

2. The Club will apply this policy when 1) advertising for and selecting applicants for employment 2) seeking volunteers 3) running courses 4) running external coaching, educational activities and award schemes 5) promoting football development activities 6) selecting teams and 7) considering appointments.

3. The Club will not tolerate racist, sectarian, sexual or bigoted harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal, and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

4. The Club is committed to the development of the programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities, in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within its own organisation, and within football as a whole.

5. The Club gives a commitment to ensure that it is open to all and that team selection policy will be the footballing ability and character of the individual, together with the collective balance of the team.

6. Each player and employee contract will include a clause stating that the Club is opposed to racism, sectarianism, bigotry and discrimination in any form and that the player or employee shares these principles and gives a commitment to uphold and promote these standards.

Club Policy covering Part 2 (Equality: key concepts) of Equality Act 2010

The Club is committed to ensuring that its disabled supporters and customers have as full
access as is reasonably possible to make to all goods, services and facilities provided or
offered to the public by the Club.

The Club will operate a concessionary ticketing policy for disabled supporters and will ensure
that the scheme does not discriminate between disabled people with differing impairments.

The Club recognises that not all of its facilities are fully accessible to disabled customers and
confirms that it is committed to making the necessary reasonable adjustments described by the Disability Discrimination Act and its relevant Codes of Practice to ensure full compliance with the legislation.

The Club also recognises that it is likely to have duties with effect to remove permanent barriers that make it difficult or impossible for some disabled customers to access Club facilities. The Club will undertake such additional works as are reasonably required within the timescales set out in the Act.

The Club has a training programme to ensure that all Senior Managers and appropriate “front line staff” are trained in the provisions of the Act. Ongoing training will be included in staff induction programmes.

The Club has a grievance procedure in place and guarantees to its disabled supporters and
customers that any complaints of discrimination will be dealt with quickly under that procedure.

The Club has advised its staff that any incident of discrimination under the provisions of the
Act is a serious matter and will be dealt with under the Club's Disciplinary Procedures.