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What is PAWB

Our VISION

Football for EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE in Wales

The Welsh word PAWB translates to ‘everyone’, which is the identity of our EDI Programme and represents our ambition to make ‘Football for Everyone, Everywhere in Wales’. The PAWB Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-26 sets out our Vision, Objectives and Actions to become a truly inclusive and representative governing body leading to visible change across the FAW and Welsh football.

Education & Awareness
Education & Awareness

Increase the awareness and understanding of equality, diversity & inclusion throughout the football family in Wales.

Equality & Diversity
Equality & Diversity

To increase the access & opportunities in football for underrepresented groups to ensure a representative, diverse, inclusive, and accessible game.

Report & Challenge
Report & Challenge

To improve the confidence & process of reporting discriminatory incidents, while proactively challenging discriminatory attitudes & behaviour.

Listen & Understand
Listen & Understand

Listen and engage with underrepresented groups and better understand the Welsh football profile by gathering comprehensive equality data.

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OUR MISSION

Create an environment where EVERYONE has an equal opportunity, is included, and feels that they belong.

 

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OUR AMBITION

a leading football nation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at a global and local level.

We want to become a leading football nation for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at a global and local level.

Achieving the PAWB objectives by 2026 will set us on the path to realising our long-term vision in making football the most inclusive, accessible and successful sport in Wales.

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PAWB STRATEGY

Download the FAW PAWB Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2021-26.

ENGLISH WELSH

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our PARTICIPATION targets

Diversity & inclusion

• Double the participation of registered women and girls players (20,000).
• Percentage representation with a disability or health condition to be above the Welsh average for players, coaches and all Club roles.
• Percentage representation from Ethnically Diverse Communities to be above the Welsh average for Players, Coaches and all Club roles.
• 10% increase in female participation in refereeing per year.
• 3% increase the participation of referees from Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage backgrounds per year.

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ACCOUNTABILITY & MONITORING

The FAW Board and Council will be accountable to the progress and success of the EDI strategy. The FAW Equality Advisory Group will meet regularly to oversee the implementation of the Strategy and hold the FAW to account while monitoring progress.

EAG Member Bios

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reporting progress

HIGHLIGHTING THE PROGRESS

An annual report will be produced highlighting the progress made in each key priority theme and any challenges experienced in implementing the Action Plan. The report will be provided to the FAW Equality Advisory Group, FAW Equality Champions Team, key FAW stakeholders and the FAW and FAW Trust Board.

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A diverse & inclusive workplace

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation representative of Welsh society.

Equality Partners

Working together to achieve our objectives

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