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2 April 2024

Club News


2 April 2024

Huddersfield Town has achieved Silver in the EFL Equality Code of Practice.

- HTAFC working towards Gold Standard of EFL Equality Code of Practice
- The Silver Standard has already been achieved
- Comments from EFL Director of Equality David McArdle

Huddersfield Town has today been awarded the Silver Standard in the EFL’s Equality Code of Practice – and we’re still working towards Gold!

Town are just one of 10 EFL clubs to achieve the silver standard in this framework, with a total of 29 EFL clubs being accredited with either the silver or bronze awards.

We are also one of only two clubs that are currently working towards the gold award at the first opportunity, alongside fellow Sky Bet Championship club Watford.

This is the latest recognition that our club has received for its equality work, with the most notable being awarded the Advanced Level of the Premier League’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Standard in September 2023.

Town have achieved the EFL’s Equality Code of Practice silver standard both for the demonstrable commitments to equality, such as the creation of our Terriers Together Inclusion Room in the north stand, and also for our commitment in embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion into everyday decision-making at the club.

EFL Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, David McArdle said:

“Our 72 Clubs represent people from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds and its absolutely vital that they are representative of those communities whether that be on the pitch, in the boardroom or in the stands.

“It’s particularly encouraging to see clubs striving for excellence in this area and highlighting what can be achieved. Across the Leagues the progress being made is very encouraging and the EFL will continue to support and empower all clubs to make a positive impact on their communities and the wider game.”

Huddersfield Town’s Equality Lead, Zoe Shackleton, commented:

“We’re all very proud to be recognised by the EFL for the hard work that has gone on across Huddersfield Town, for a sustained period, to ensure we are as welcoming a place as possible for any player, member of staff, and supporter.

“Our work in this area never ends, however, and we hope that our continued commitment in promoting the importance of diversity is recognised by achieving the gold standard in due course!”

Initially launched in 2012, the EFL’s Equality Code of Practice was revamped to become a multi-level accreditation scheme at the start of the 2022/23 season, which will see every one of the 72 Clubs assessed on their EDI practices by the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

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