In the world of sports, where unity and passion come together on the field, there is no room for discrimination, hatred, or racism. Taunton Town Football Club is not just a football club; it is a community that thrives on the principles of inclusion, diversity, and respect for all. We proudly declare that we will not tolerate racism in any form, both on and off the pitch.
As an integral part of our commitment to fighting racism, we have embarked on a journey to create a safe and inclusive environment for all players, staff, supporters, and the broader community.
Here’s how we’re taking a stand against racism:
Education and Awareness: We believe that education is the foundation of change. Our players, coaches, and staff undergo regular anti-racism training to deepen their understanding of the issue. We also actively engage with local schools and organisations to spread awareness about the importance of tolerance and diversity.
Zero-Tolerance Policy: Racism has no place within our club, and we enforce a strict zero-tolerance policy. Any individual found guilty of racist behaviour, whether it be a player, staff member, or supporter, will face severe consequences, including potential expulsion from the club.
Community Outreach: We’re dedicated to fostering inclusivity in our local community. We actively support initiatives that promote racial equality and social justice. Our players are encouraged to engage in community outreach programs that inspire positive change.
Diverse Representation: We actively seek diversity within our organisation, from the boardroom to the playing field. We believe that a diverse leadership and player base contributes to a more inclusive and equitable environment.
Support for Victims: Taunton Town Football Club stands in solidarity with those who have experienced racism. We offer support and resources to those affected, ensuring they have the assistance they need to overcome such traumatic experiences.
Promoting Inclusivity in Football: We are dedicated to influencing change within the football community as a whole. Taunton Town Football Club will collaborate with other clubs, governing bodies, and organisations to promote inclusivity and fight racism at all levels of the sport.
Fan Engagement: Our supporters are crucial to our success, and we encourage them to be ambassadors of our anti-racism mission. We ask our fans to report any incidents of racism they witness during matches and actively discourage any discriminatory behaviour within our fanbase.
We believe that diversity is our strength, and we are determined to use our platform to drive positive change in the world of football and beyond. We invite everyone, regardless of their background, to join us in our fight against racism and discrimination. Together, we can make the beautiful game truly beautiful for all.
Join us as we continue to stand strong against racism, ensuring that Taunton Town Football Club remains a beacon of inclusivity and equality in the world of football. Together, we can score a victory against racism, not just on the pitch but in society as a whole.
Wednesday 6th September 2023