TERENURE COLLEGE RFC
This policy outlines the commitment of Terenure College Rugby Football Club to social inclusions and non-discrimination for all members, players, volunteers and visitors to Terenure.
Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential. Equality is backed by legislation designed to address unfair discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. There are 9 protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation.
Diversity acknowledges and values the full range of differences between people in society. Diversity acknowledges that integration into society can be influenced by a range of factors beyond the characteristics included within equality legislation, including social, economic and educational background, professional background, hierarchical level, nationality etc.
Inclusion refers to an individual’s experience in society and the extent to which they feel valued and included.
The Club is committed as a matter of policy to ensuring that all members of the community are fully included in its activities. It is the policy of the club that no member will be discriminated on the grounds of race, religion, ethnicity or any other reason. Committee members, team managers, coaches and Club members are encouraged to support and influence participation by young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Within the Club property,Terenure College Rugby Football Club is committed to operating in accordance and within the Employment Equality Act 1998 and the Equal Status Act 2000 which outlaws discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, the provision of goods and services and other opportunities to which our members and visitors generally have access.
Discrimination is described in the Act as the treatment of a person in a less favourable way than another person. Within our Club and on all our teams, the club is inclusive of all minority groups.
Honorary Secretary April 2015