Equity Statement

SCA Commitment to Equity Standard

Sports equity is about making sure that everyone has an equal chance to participate in, and contribute to, sport or physical recreation if they choose to do so, and that no one is discriminated against unfairly for any reason, including – but not limited to - gender, race, disability, age, religious or political belief, sexual orientation, social background, ethnic origin, language, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy.

It is also about recognising and acknowledging that inequalities do exist between people in Scottish sport, taking positive and proactive steps to overcome these inequalities, and thus making sure that any barriers standing in the way of people who are traditionally not involved in sport are removed.

The SCA recognises that research continually indicates that inequalities persist in most aspects of sport and physical recreation including participation, membership, governance, coaching, and leadership. The SCA has a strong commitment to implementing and promoting the Equity Standard: A Framework for Sport and establishing a robust equity policy.

The SCA is therefore absolutely committed to promoting and achieving equity, and to ensuring that unfair discrimination is eliminated. Discrimination on grounds such as those listed above will not be tolerated within the National Governing Body in Scotland and its constituent clubs and members.

Bruce Rannie
Hon. Chairman
Scottish Croquet Association
November 2010