By JGD - December 19 2006


WEST HARTLEPOOL TDSOB RUFC is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society. The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour of any kind and to promote equality of opportunity. They also have a responsibility to bring any such behaviour to the notice of the Club Committee.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.

WEST HARTLEPOOL TDSOB RUFC aims to ensure that all people irrespective of their age, gender, ability race, religion, ethnic origin, creed, colour , nationality, social status or sexual orientation have a genuine & equal opportunity to participate in rugby union at all levels and in all roles. That is, as a beginner, participant or performer, and as a coach, official, referee, manager, administrator or spectator.