Equal Opportunities Policy

We declare that at First Class Athletics, it is our intention to ensure that the recruitment,  selection, training and treatment for those who are paid, volunteers or members within our  organisation, have access to the benefits, facilities and services we provide, and that access  to both our committee and membership are available to all without unfair discrimination.  This is to ensure that no one is disadvantaged in any of these matters by conditions or  requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

In keeping with our mission statement, First Class Athletics respects and values the diversity  of its staff, members and their families. All First Class Athletics staff and users are therefore  taught to understand and respect that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and  

equality. In the composition and operation of our management we are mindful of our  commitment to equality. As per the equality act 2010, all are protected from discrimination,  harassment and victimisation, on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage  and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or  belief. 

Whether cheerleading, tumbling and dancing is for recreational or competitive purposes,  attending events, competitions or practice sessions, we will work to ensure that there is no  discrimination based upon, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins, disability, age,  gender, married or single status, employment status, unrelated criminal conviction, class,  political belief, or religious affiliation, where any of these cannot be shown to be a  requirement of the job or position concerned.  

People will be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, nationality, gender,  disability and age. Therefore, the following behaviour is not acceptable: 

  • Attacks on individuals or groups on any grounds, colour, sex, disability, etc. Discriminatory name calling, insulting remarks, jokes or threats. 
  • Encouraging other people to harass or discriminate against another individual or  group. 
  • The publishing of discriminating or offensive materials/literature which may cause  offence. 

At all times people’s feelings will be valued and respected