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Equality Policy

This Equality Policy was published August 2018

Summary
Netball Fun League is committed to promoting equality and diversity among those who play netball in our leagues and those who work for us. Through the prevention of unlawful discrimination, we aim to ensure every individual connected to Netball Fun League feels respected.

Netball Fun League recognises that it is responsible for setting standards and values expected throughout all of our venues. This Equality and diversity policy illustrates the mandatory guidelines for all those connected to Netball Fun League to follow in order to ensure that everyone who wishes to play, coach, umpire or work for us:

  • Have equal opportunities to participate to the full extent of their own abilities, regardless of age, sex, gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, faith, belief, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation
  • Are able to confidently participate in netball in an environment without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse
DEFINITIONS

Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chance because of the way they were born, where they came from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability
(Equality Humans Rights Commission)

Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. In a nutshell, it’s about empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin.
(Global Diversity Practice)

PURPOSE
  • To ensure equality, diversity and fairness is achieved throughout the whole of Netball Fun League at all times
  • To prevent any form of unlawful discrimination as per the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender and sexual orientation
  • To proactively avoid and prevent any form of bullying

Netball Fun League commits to actively promoting equality and diversity by:

  • Creating an environment for all those within or affected by our leagues, which provides equal opportunities to a diverse range of individuals
  • Netball Fun League operates a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination – All complaints of any of the previous will be taken seriously, any acts such as these listed will be dealt with and the appropriate action will be taken
  • The individuality of those that play netball with Netball Fun League or those that work for it are to be valued, recognised and celebrated in the most dignified and respectful way
  • All those that work for Netball Fun League have been trained to maximise their understanding of the role they play in making the organisation a fair and diverse place to be through the prevention of any form of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination
CONTACTS

Equality Advisory Support Service:  EASS

  • JOINING AS AN INDIVIDUAL

    On clicking the button below you will be taken to our main Individual Registration page. Here, please fill in all the required information. Tell us your preferred netball positions, skill level and the day / venue you wish to play at. Your registration will then be processed (please allow a few days) and you will be contacted by someone at Netball Fun League with all the details.

    Being Part of a Team

    Once you join a team, the Team Organiser will add your email address and contact details to the teams’ online profile. Please refer to the “Registration Process Guide – Part 2” on previous page. If you join as a permanent member of a team you will then be bound by the normal stipulations of a Netball Fun League Team playing in one of our social netball leagues. For more information on this please visit the “Members / Support” links in the main website navigation.

    Be a Ringer

    From time to time teams may struggle for players, sickness, unavailability etc. To assist with this Netball Fun League has dedicated “Ringers Groups” where teams can post an appeal for a player/which position/how much/venue etc. If you are playing for a team you can request to join our “Ringers Group” check out the “Finding Players” link in “Members / Support” links in the main website navigation.

  • YOUR COMMITMENT AS A REGISTERED TEAM IN A LEAGUE

    1. Committing to the Whole Season

    Registering a team and joining a Netball Fun League involves committing to the whole season. If you are unable to complete the season for whatever reason, you are still liable for the match fees until a replacement team is found.

    2. Conceding Matches

    If a team cannot find enough players for a particular match and have to concede, then they will be charged the match fees of £26.95 and the game is conceded 15 – 0. If a conceding team gives less than 24 hours’ notice, they will charged the oppositions match fees in addition to their own match fees. A team may only concede one match in any one season at Netball Fun League, and will incur a £30 fine if they concede more than one in a season. Don’t worry, we have some great ways to find substitute players if need be.

    3. Cup Final Night

    At the end of every season the final fixture is a Netball Fun League Cup Final Night. As a registered team, you are committed to attending and taking part in this. The Cup Final Night is like a mini-tournament in which all teams in your division play against each other for ‘The Cup’. It is also the time when League Winners, Runners Up and Player of the Season awards are given out. Read all about Cup Final nights here

    A copy of the Netball Fun League Terms and Conditions can be found here