Equality and diversity Policy


Biggar Rugby Football Club
⦁ Hartree Mill Sports Ground
⦁ Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6JJ
One Club - One Family

⦁ Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Biggar RFC is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our membership and employees, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is for our membership and employees to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for each member or employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

In providing goods and/or services and/or facilities, Biggar RFC is also committed against unlawful discrimination of its members, customers and the public.

Our policy’s purpose

This policy’s purpose is to:

  1. Provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our members and employeess, whether temporary, part-time or full-time
  2. Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:
    ⦁ age
    ⦁ disability
    ⦁ gender reassignment
    ⦁ marriage and civil partnership
    ⦁ pregnancy and maternity
    ⦁ race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
    ⦁ religion or belief
    ⦁ sex
    ⦁ sexual orientation
  3. Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination.
    ⦁ Our commitments

The organisation commits to:

  1. Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion as they are good practice and make sense for the club.
  2. Create an environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all are recognised and valued.

This commitment includes training all volunteers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include all staff, members and volunteers conducting themselves to help Biggar RFC provide equal opportunities, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.

All staff, members and volunteers should understand they, as well as Biggar RFC, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.

  1. Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by staff, members and volunteers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the club’s activities.

Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under the club’s disciplinary procedures, and appropriate action will be taken.

  1. Make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all staff, members and volunteers, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the club.
  2. Review practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law.

Agreement to follow this policy
The equality, diversity and inclusion policy is fully supported by the trustees and management committee