Today, it seems almost inconceivable that discrimination was able to exist unchallenged in our national game for so long.
During recent years Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community, together with the Premier League, has faced up to the challenge of tackling racism and discrimination.
Everton in the Community, supported by Everton Football Club, continue to actively back both of these national football campaigns and the stance remains that racial abuse or discrimination directed towards anyone will not be tolerated.
In recognition of the work done to promote inclusivity, Everton in the Community is proud to have achieved both the Preliminary and Intermediate Levels of the Racial Equality Standard for Professional Football Clubs awarded by Kick It Out. The Everton Football Club was also one of the first to be entered into a Hall of Fame by Show Racism the Red Card based on the work undertaken by the Community throughout Merseyside.
By embracing all areas of diversity and demonstrating the same commitment to the issues of religion, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation the Everton Football Club, through its charity Everton in the Community, aims to be being truly accessible to all supporters and be a Club that also reflects our diverse local communities.
Each year, Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community participate in ‘One Game, One Community’, Kick It Out’s campaign to challenge racism and discrimination in football by promoting community inclusivity.