Burton Albion explain their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion via FLDC

As we launch our Football Leadership Diversity Code for English football, a number of clubs have already pledged their support. One of those, Burton Albion FC, are hoping the code will help reflect the equality of opportunity in society and football…

Wednesday 04 Nov 2020
Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson (left) and former Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (right)

Our chairman, who owns Burton Albion FC, is of mixed heritage and has always operated with the principle of employing people regardless of their colour, nationality, race or religion.   

The club has previously employed a Black manager and Asian members of staff and stands strong against any form of discrimination. We support equality, diversity and inclusion of all people both on and off the pitch.

We have signed up to the Football Leadership Diversity Code because we feel pockets of racial prejudice still exist in our society today.   

The Football Leadership Diversity Code will provide the platform for the same framework for engaging football clubs in recognising the need to focus minds on a different approach moving forward and to change the representation in football leadership.

The code will help reflect the equality of opportunity in our society and football. Whilst this has improved in some areas, there is still a lot of work to be done, particularly in education where there is a distinct lack of positive Black culture represented, and where there needs to be more awareness of BAME people in the history of the world, going back as far as the slave trade.  

Furthermore, those businesses which openly employ people from a variety of backgrounds, including BAME, are more likely to be successful in the long run.

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