Liverpool provide full backing for our Football Leadership Diversity Code

Liverpool Football Club are one of the many professional clubs that have pledged their support for our Football Leadership Diversity Code. Here, the Reds outline their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and explain the work of the club’s ‘Red Together’ strategy…

Friday 18 Dec 2020
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Liverpool FC is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across everything it does and is dedicated to driving change.

We're committed to delivering equality of opportunity for our staff, our fans and our communities. We know the benefits that this can bring to so many and the principles in the Code align with our aims.

The Football Leadership Diversity Code will provide greater visibility of the actions that football clubs are taking to increase diversity in the industry and make it more representative of the people who play the game and the wider UK population.

In fact, we were the first club to achieve the advanced level of the Premier League Equality Standard in 2017, which was awarded for the club’s ongoing work and commitment.

And in October 2020, Liverpool FC maintained the advanced level of the Premier League Equality Standard and launched its Red Together strategy, which provides a recognisable platform for its equality, diversity and inclusion work.

‘Red Together’ covers the following areas:

Employment – ensuring people from all backgrounds are offered the same opportunities to work for LFC, treated fairly through recruitment processes and development opportunities, and creating a diverse representative workforce.

Inclusive culture – creating a work environment where diversity is embraced, inclusion is intuitive, and staff are educated on equality and diversity issues and impacts.

Behaviours – working with our fans to ensure their behaviour is free from abusive or discriminatory behaviour and applying sanctions or education where there is non-compliance.

Community employability and participation programmes - delivered to a broad base of participants by the club’s official charity, LFC Foundation.

Supporters - creating an inclusive and welcoming match-day experience for all, which is evidenced by our retention of the number one position in the Premier League’s Visit Football Stadium Scheme Awards for the last five years.

The Liverpool Disabled Supporters’ Association (LDSA) - Established in 2003 by Liverpool FC in conjunction with disabled supporters to ensure the best matchday experience for all and consult on a range of important issues.

Social responsibility – Our Red Neighbours team deliver a programme of activity to tackle food poverty and social isolation as well as promoting the benefits of physical activity within our local communities.

Race equality - A cross-club working party has developed a Race Equality Charter to deliver our commitment to race equality.

Equality campaigning - We continue to support campaigns such as LCR Pride, Kick It Out, Rainbow Laces, No Room for Racism, Black History Month, Show Racism the Red Card and International Women’s Day.

Find more information on how to sign up to the Football Leadership Diversity Code, and further detail on its principles, pledges and definitions. 

By FA Staff