Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society.
We share and are committed to the standards, values and expectations set by the Premier League, the Football Association, the EFL and Kick it Out, who each assert that football is for everyone and that it belongs to, and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it, whether as a player, official, staff member or spectator.
We vow to treat everyone with respect and dignity and seek to provide a positive environment for all of our stakeholders, free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation or abuse. Our aim is to create a positive, inclusive ethos that will work towards the elimination of discrimination, harassment, victimisation and abuse whether overt or covert.
Our aim is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief. These are known as ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010.
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Did you know?
- Pride 2022 - We were the main headline sponsor
- Proud Seagulls became an official supporters club at the beginning of the 2022/23 season
- We hosted an Iftar Meal for Ramadan, becoming one of first Premier League clubs to do this
- We began working with Sign Live in April 2023, providing BSL interpreters for deaf supporters when speaking to teams at the club such as supporters services and the 1901 Club
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion staff networks were setup in August 2022 including a Women's network and LGBTQ network
- Our academy boys take on the Girls Under-18s in a match for International Women's Day
- Menopause training for all managers within the club was launched in August 2022
- We have decreased our gender pay gap (when you exclude first team players) to 11% – and women are represented proportionally in all four pay quartiles of the club as well as on our executive committee