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Kick It Out

This week’s fixture against Carlisle United will see us host our dedicated fixture to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

14 November 2017

This week’s fixture against Carlisle United will see us host our dedicated fixture to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

Since 1993, Kick It Out has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.

Throughout the 2017/18 season, all professional clubs will dedicate a fixture to the work of `Kick It Out.`

The program seeks to highlight the positive messages of inclusion echoed by the football authorities, clubs, players, managers and supporters’ groups.

Grimsby Town Football Club is fully supportive of the initiative and in addition to its support in the Matchday programme, the club will be supporting the initiative on social media, as well as through Kick It Out resources such as posters, T-shirts and LED board advertisements inside Blundell Park.

We at Grimsby Town Football Club are committed to confront, challenge and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, ageism, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.

We at Grimsby Town Football Club have recently passed The English Football Leagues Equality Code Of Practice and we have a working board to eliminate and challenge acts of exclusion across our society, We also at Grimsby Town Football Club have a designated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead Officer Adie Merrikin said `We at Grimsby Town Football have been working hard behind the scenes and have recently been awarded with The EFL Equality Code Of Practice, We have taken huge strides with all our members of staff from The Academy, Education Trust all the way through to Board Level who undertaken training on equality and we are continuously moving forward in this area”

Reporting Incidents Of Hate

The Kick It Out app released in August 2015, allowing users to confidentially report incidents of discrimination seen or heard at a football match.
The app also offers users the ability to attach video, photo and audio evidence to complaints to aid investigations into discriminatory abuse and behaviour at matches.

Users can also report incidents of football-related discrimination to Kick It Out on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is recommended that discriminatory posts on social media are screenshot in case they are deleted before Kick It Out can file a report.

Reports should preferably be sent to Kick It Out in a private message to ensure the safety of those reporting the incident.

Reports can be made anonymously from all professional or semi-professional fixtures or at any grassroots game.

Reporting via the app is confidential, and sits alongside the organisation’s well-established methods of reporting, including via email and Freephone. Supporters can contact Kick It Out by emailing info@kickitout.org or Grimsby Town Football Club direct at adrianmerrikin@gtfc.co.uk


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