Bolton Wanderers explain why they’ve signed our new Code

A number of clubs have already pledged their support for our Football Leadership Diversity Code, including League Two side Bolton Wanderers FC. After providing their backing, Bolton described the Code as a 'beacon of hope’…

Friday 13 Nov 2020
Bolton Wanderers work on a variety of programmes that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

Bolton Wanderers FC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and is aware of the importance of celebrating diversity in the community of Bolton. 

Through the work of the charity arm of the club and the Community Trust, we deliver a variety of programmes that promote equality, diversity and inclusion including our All Ability Counts Football Team, our award winning work with the LGBT+ community, our work to increase hate crime awareness and report it and our Healthy Goals For Life programme. 

This season, we're launching a new Unity in Bolton programme that is bringing together people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds represented in the town, highlighting that we get to unity in and through diversity. We have and continue to engage with our fan base on issues raised of any form of discrimination.

Bolton deliver programmes through the charity arm of the club and the Community Trust.

This Football Leadership Diversity Code represents a clear step in the right direction of ensuring that we reflect the wider community, and that we actively encourage and enable the talent we have from people of diverse backgrounds and gender into positions of responsibility with the club. 

Our work in the community highlights the commitment we have made to the town in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and these are fundamental principles that we stand for in the club. 

We're often reminded of the inappropriate issues that are raised through football regarding attitudes towards race and gender that are also reflected in wider society. 

This Code stands as a beacon of hope in that difficult place and with a commitment made across the game, will help English football raise its game in focusing on the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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