Immediate support with discrimination incidents
Hampshire FA now operates a textline service at all of our hub sites (Stoneham Lane Football Complex, Front Lawn Community Hub & Winklebury Football Complex).
This service enables victims and witnesses of discrimination incidents to register the incident with Hampshire FA via text message so that we can provide immediate support.
When you register an incident you will have two options:
- Access on-the-ground support 'there and then' with a trained member of staff at the facility. Our staff have been trained to prioritise victim welfare and ensure that all of the required details are recorded to assist in the formal reporting process should you wish to take the issue further.
- Alternatively, you can simply choose to await follow up support in the coming days and a trained member of staff will get in touch to help register more details and ensure you have the support you need formally report the incident to The FA and local authorities should you wish.
Hampshire FA encourages everyone who sees or hears discrimination to report it so that positive action can be taken to make football a more inclusive environment for everyone. This textline is one way in which we're supporting you to do this.
ALL incidents of discrimination should be reported so that we can take positive action to make football more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.
If you see or hear discrimination in football anywhere, you can report this to The FA via their online form HERE
More information about the reporting process and what this involves can be found on our Diversity & Inclusion page.
When you report an incident via this service, you do not have to make a formal report to The FA.
However, we do strongly encourage all cases of discrimination to be reported to The FA. If you're not sure if your issue needs to be taken further, our team can support and advise you on the matter.
Regardless, reporting any discrimination incidents via this service will help Hampshire FA understand the issues in our community and take positive action to improve grassroots football for everyone.
Hampshire FA hold complete control over this service and will provide complete support for all reports that we receive.
We strongly encourage all incidents of discrimination to be formally reported to The FA. They will then collaborate with Hampshire FA and the relevant authorities to deal with the incident. However you do not have to report your incident to The FA if you do not want to.
More information about this separate reporting process to The FA can be found on our Diversity & Inclusion page.
You can contact Chris.Smith@HampshireFA.com for specific advice and support following an incident.
Hampshire FA have strong links with organisations who can provide support, including:
Texts cost your normal standard rate.