Basingstoke Town Bowling Club
Basingstoke Town Bowling 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/disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
Basingstoke Town Bowling Club acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equality:
Sports equality 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’.
Basingstoke Town Bowling 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.
Basingstoke Town Bowling Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to our disciplinary procedures (Club Rule 15).
Fair Play is an important value in bowls. Basingstoke Town Bowling Club is committed to ensuring that bowls is played in a fair, open and inclusive manner at all levels.
Bowls is a game, enjoy it!
Be a good sport when you win, lose and watch games.
Be a role model and set a good example of the behaviour you expect from others.
Respect other players and officials.
Take responsibility for your actions.
Learn and follow the rules.
Approved at Committee on 17th February 2022
Equality and Diversity Policy Statement