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EQUITY POLICY STATEMENT

Wivenhoe Bowls Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will
treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability,
gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

Wivenhoe Bowls Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all
aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following
Sport England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities
and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of
sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society,
whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic status.

Wivenhoe Bowls Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport
in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and
promote equality of opportunity.

Wivenhoe Bowls Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour
seriously, according to our disciplinary procedures.