INCLUSION ADVISORY GROUP (IAG)
Every county FA has an Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) in place to help the FA to support more inclusive environments for people to participate across our footballing communities.
The IAG helps to support CFA on the ways to reach people who may feel excluded or find it difficult to access football. This could be on the basis of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity. Every IAG is different depending on specific demographics and priorities.
We at East Riding FA recognise that the rural nature of the East Riding of Yorkshire and the inner city of Kingston Upon Hull sometimes makes it hard for individuals to access football, with very different diversity profiling to that of highly populated inner city areas. The IAG works to raise awareness of inclusion matters, support solutions to break down barriers to participation and help CFA build on some of the important work already taking place across the County around the inclusion agenda.
WHAT IS INCLUSION?
Really simply, it means treating people openly, honestly, with respect and according to their needs, so people feel they are engaged and a welcomed part of our footballing community.