As Southampton Football Club’s Equality and Diversity Week of Action comes to an end, we take a look at the work the club does to promote equality.
As part of the ongoing work of the Equality & Diversity Team here at Southampton Football Club, we engage in several partnerships with charities and not-for-profit organisations that work towards highlighting awareness of protected characteristics, both within the workplace and society overall.
The club’s official charity, Saints Foundation, run a number of projects aligned to disability, age and gender to transform lives in and around Southampton by helping people fulfil their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community.
In addition to Saints Foundation, the club partners with both local and national charities such as Kick it Out, Football vs Homophobia, Southampton Pride, Chrysalis, Southampton Council of Faiths, Level Playing Field, Dementia Friends, Autism Hampshire and Women in Football.
These partnerships involve working with each of the charities and organisations to share knowledge around each characteristic, and learn how we as a club can develop our internal and external strategy for driving change across our stakeholders, and make the club a more inclusive environment.
Staff have undergone training to improve their understanding and we continue to promote internal equality and diversity initiatives, making Southampton Football Club a safe and welcoming environment no matter what or who you are, for staff, clients and fans.