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FA agree Inclusion plan

20 December 2012

The FA Board today agreed English Football's Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan.

The Plan follows close consultation across the game, involving representatives from the football authorities, former players and campaign groups,

Since February's Downing Street summit and a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Review into racism in football, The FA has led, on behalf of the whole game, a new, clear and transparent pathway for combating discrimination and ensuring football is inclusive to all.

FA Chairman David Bernstein, said: "This is a commitment on behalf of English football to ensure the game is inclusive and free of discrimination. Only by the sum of all our parts working together, will we affect further and greater change.

"This continues to be a top priority for me, as chairman of The Football Association and I believe this action plan states our collective commitment and lays out clearly the individual actions to move forward this vital agenda."

Football League Chairman Greg Clarke, said: "Discrimination should not be tolerated in any part of our society and I'm pleased that football has come together to show that ours is a game for everyone regardless of their race, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age or gender.

"The Football League has worked hard with our clubs, The FA, the Premier League, the PFA and the LMA to put together a package of measures that we are convinced will help ensure that football promotes inclusion and anti-discrimination across all levels of the game.

"Football is only ever reflective of the society in which we live and this action plan shows that clubs, players, and managers all understand the example we must set for those around us to follow."

To read the report, please click here.

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