Kick It Out to shape work in grassroots football

Thursday 06 Aug 2015
Kick It Out are to hold a public consultation
Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, is gathering knowledge on how to shape its future work at the grassroots level through a public consultation.

The consultation, which is currently open, will provide players, coaches, referees and parents with an opportunity to offer their thoughts and experiences of participating in the amateur game.

Kick It Out will then use the findings of the consultation to shape its future work with the grassroots level.

During the 2014-15 season, Kick It Out shone a spotlight on grassroots and community activity through its ‘Season of Action’, with a number of events run throughout the campaign promoting equality. 

Highlights included an Asian participation event in Bradford, which saw over 100 children from the local community learn about the work of the organisation with the help of West Riding County FA and Bradford City Football Club.

Kick It Out will use the findings of the consultation to shape its future work with the grassroots level

Kick It Out will use the findings to shape its work with the grassroots level

The season concluded with a celebration community event in Brent, with Kick It Out hosting a football tournament and awards evening within the surroundings of Wembley Stadium in May 2015.

Cory Hendricks-Jackman, Kick It Out’s grassroots football development officer, stressed the importance of highlighting grassroots issues with the help of the consultation. 

"Grassroots football is the lifeblood of the nation’s favourite sport and it is essential that Kick It Out, as an equalities organisation, understands what is happening at that level of the game.

"The consultation will provide us with the information we need to develop a bold and innovative strategy, meaning the organisation can spread the messages of equality and inclusion further than we have ever done so previously."

Click here to participate in the consultation. 

By FA Staff