Equality in Sport
The Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW) recognises that inequalities exist within sport and is committed to addressing these inequalities. The Sports Partnership aims to ensure all its activities, programmes and schemes are accessible to all individuals and groups within the communities of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and will endeavour to remove existing financial, physical, political, psychological and social barriers to participation in sport and physical activity. The partnership is fully committed to the principals of equal opportunities and will work towards eliminating discrimination on the grounds of the following characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy & Maternity
- Marriage & Civil partnership
SPHW recognises the diverse make-up of the two counties and accepts that a pro-active approach must be adopted and additional resources allocated towards project & programmes that target those individuals who do not traditionally access services.
'SPHW acknowledges that inequalities exist within sports participation and provision. It is therefore proactively committed to ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity at the appropriate level. Barriers to participation and inequalities will be identified and positive action taken to change the structure and culture of local sport.'