Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Equality Diversity and Inclusion statement:

Young Munster RFC has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values and places all its policy development in the context of the objectives of:

  • ensuring that all individuals who come into contact with the club, whether as players, coaches, members, parents or in other capacities, are treated with dignity and respect
  • ensuring that the opportunities the club provides for playing, training, personal development and social activity are made available on a non-discriminatory basis
  • providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for players, members and visitors.

The club seeks through all its policies and actions to be a genuinely inclusive organisation, and draws for this on good practice throughout the sports sector and in the wider community. The objective is to integrate the principles of equal treatment and promotion of diversity into all aspects of the club’s activities.

Defining equality, diversity and inclusion

Equal treatment involves much more than simply treating everyone alike; it requires a recognition that some groups and individuals have particular and specific needs that need to be met if they are to enjoy equal access to the services offered by the club.

Valuing diversity involves an acknowledgement of the benefits and intrinsic worth derived from the range of difference within our community, and fostering it as a strength. We aim to celebrate and to value the differences between individuals’ cultural, social and intellectual contribution to the club and will seek to promote greater mutual understanding between groups and individuals who reflect these differences, and will seek to utilise the talents and experiences that each and every individual can bring to the institution.

Inclusion involves the club and its members in designing and operating flexible services, practices and procedures that take appropriate account of the needs of members, players and visitors.

Legal framework

The club endorses wholeheartedly the principles of the Equality Legislation and is committed to the positive promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion amongst all members of the community

The club will give protection against unfair discrimination on the grounds of:

  • ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality)
  • gender
  • religion, belief
  • sexual orientation.