Equality, diversity & inclusion strategy Oct 2021

How You Can Help Us Shape Oxfordshire Grassroots Football

We’re encouraging our community to update their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion information to help us shape and develop football locally.

At Oxfordshire FA, we strongly believe that football is a game for all.

As we work to grow and develop the game, we’d like our existing grassroots community to join us in embracing equality, diversity and inclusion – and help us shape the future of football within the county.

How? Simply by updating your profile on My Account.

By completing the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) section via MyAccount, you have the ability to shape the future of football in Oxfordshire. 

The process takes only 30 seconds, but can provide insight that delivers a lasting impact. Personal details won’t be shared, solely the responses you provide, anonymously, on the EDI section.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion covers so many attributes, far beyond ethnic background and religion. It includes gender, age, ability and so much more that we can draw from to better understand the make-up of our grassroots community.

Why Does This Information Matter?

By sharing EDI information, you’re working towards ensuring that football is a game for everyone in the county, no matter their background. The details you share enables us to better understand the demographics of those involved in football. That lets us tailor programmes to meet the needs of players, coaches, referees and volunteers.

Informed Decision Making
Information provides us with insight that allows for informed decision making. Thanks to your EDI information, we can identify where there are gaps in representation, address political biases, and design initiatives and programmes that promote fairness and equality.

Creation of Inclusion Programmes
We believe that all football programmes should be inclusive and accessible to all. The information you share assists in developing coaching sessions, training materials, and events that cater to diverse communities, making everyone feel valued and welcome.

Measuring Progress
This marks the starting point of a journey. Over time, we can track and progress improvements in diversity and inclusion work, celebrate achievements and identify areas that still require work.

How Can You Update Your Profile?

All you need to do is log on to MyAccount and answer a few questions. The whole process should take no more than a minute, with most completing it in around 30 seconds.

1. Visit myaccount.thefa.com
2. Log in to your account
3. Click on the ‘DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION’ tab
4. Fill in your answers
5. Click on ‘SAVE’

Participants must be aged 16 and over to complete the survey.

Take a look at our video guide below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to update your profile.

In advance, we’d like to thank you for sharing your EDI information and working with us to ensure that the game is for all in Oxfordshire.