Castleford Tigers RLFC is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club staff, coaches and volunteers have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.
The Castleford Tigers Rugby Football League Club Equity policy has the following objectives:
Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club will seek to implement promote equity and equality through:
To ensure this policy is upheld, Castleford Tigers Rugby Football League Club may take special measures or positive action in favor of any group which is currently underrepresented in its membership, representative bodies or workforce.
In this the Castleford Tigers recognises its legal obligations under the following acts of Parliament:
Race Relations Act 1976 (amendment 2000)
Castleford Tigers Rugby Football League Club will continuously monitor and review the selection criteria and procedures in relation to participation and employment to ensure individuals are selected, promoted and treated solely on the basis of the skills and abilities which are appropriate to the position.
Castleford Tigers Rugby Football League Club will work with key equity partners and accountable officers within the respective organisations to ensure that all programmes and initiatives are inclusive.
Social inclusion is an important part of community rugby, engaging those who have traditionally had little contact with the game. This can include working with ethnic minorities, in areas of social deprivation or with people with disabilities.
With the facilities, manpower and community engagement enthusiasm Castleford Tigers possesses, we can make a real difference to people in the local area who may otherwise feel socially excluded.
Further advice on Safeguarding Children matters can be obtained from the Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club:
Club Welfare Officer: Kevin McGuire.
T: 07500 919 720
T: 01977 552 674
Or by writing to: Castleford Tigers RLFC, The PROBIZ Coliseum, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD.