Statement of Equality

Submitted by: Sensei George Andrews – IOGKF England OTGKA

Sensei George Andrews recently came across this statement of equality and thought it would be a great idea to share it with IOGKF members everywhere…

This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts Sport England definition of sports equality.

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 Karate ka 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 members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behavior and promote equality of opportunity.

The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behavior seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.