Inclusion & Cohesion

This area of our work has a specific focus on working within deprived areas of the county and involves creating partnerships with a wide range of organisations in order to ensure underrepresented groups have the opportunity to participate in the game.

Walking Football
As part of our Equality work we also support the developments of walking football. A walking football page has been created on the Hampshire FA website with all the walking clubs and sessions currently operating in the county.

Football V Homophobia
The Hampshire FA announced that is has committed its support to The FA’s Action Plan for Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) People in Sport by signing the Government’s Charter for Action.

The Charter is comprised of four principles and aims to make sport a welcoming environment for LGB&T people and to help stamp out homophobia and transphobia in sport.

“Matt York head of equality at Hampshire FA said “As a County FA we have a staunch commitment to developing the game for everyone and the work to increase LGB&T friendly football opportunities has already begun.”

Hampshire FA are delighted announce the appointment of the first LGB&T Inclusion Advisory Group Ambassador PC Daniel Smith, Matt added “Only with the support and engagement with our community members we will start to make the nations’ game truly THE game for all, our latest appointment shows are growing commitment to equality in Hampshire. Dan brings with him first-hand knowledge of playing the game in both mixed and self segregated leagues, the barriers faced in participation as well as the passion to work with HFA to address such issues.”

By signing the Charter, Hampshire FA joins The FA, Premier League, Football League, LMA, PFA, the 92 professional Clubs and The FA Council in pledging its support of ‘Football for Everyone’.
Governing Bodies of sport, such as the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) the Rugby Football League (RFL) the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympics Games (LOCOG) have also agreed to the four principles of the Charter.

Football seeks to lead the way in its inclusivity practices and attracting Participants from all parts of the community. To get involved in football in the County as a player, coach, referee, administrator, etc, please visit our website for more information.

To inquire further about LGB&T Football Opportunities please email Football Development Manager, Chris Smith:

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