Equality in Angling

Sports Equity is about:

  • fairness in sport
  • equality of access
  • recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them.

It involves changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society.

The SFCA is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and to ensuring that no member, volunteer, coach, employee or job applicant of the SFCA, receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of:

  • age
  • gender
  • disability
  • race
  • ethnic origin
  • nationality
  • colour
  • parental or marital status, or pregnancy
  • religious belief
  • social status
  • sexual orientation
  • political belief

This also ensures an equal opportunity to participate in the sport of coarse angling at all levels and in all roles, whether as a participant, coach, manager, volunteer or official in the sport or as an employee of the SFCA.


Equality and Diversity Policy

Ensuring Equality of Opportunity exists for anyone who wishes to participate in coarse angling in Scotland in whatever capacity is a key objective of the SFCA.

The SFCA Equality Policy with Equality Act (MS Word)


SportScotland Equity Policy

Equality is founded on the belief that all human beings are equal and should not be disadvantaged in life just because of certain personal characteristics, such as race or sex.

Equity in sport as outlined on the sportscotland website


Sports Council Equality Group

The equality standard for sport is a framework for assisting sports organisations to widen access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity from under represented individuals, groups and communities. The Standard is owned by the 5 Sports Councils through the Sports Council Equality Group (SCEG).