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Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality Policy

This page's content is specific to the Croquet Association and not to Croquet England. There is, or soon will be, a replacement for it relating to the new organisation.


This policy applies to the CA, our members (Federations, Clubs and Individuals), and we urge everyone in our sport to adopt, promote and support it. We have published a comprehensive document entitled Improving Inclusivity and Diversity in Croquet which contains recommendations for the CA, the Federations, clubs and individual members and a suggested action plan for implementation. We suggest that everyone should take some time to have a look at this and decide how they can make it work.

Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure

The CA regards any action or inaction contrary to this policy to be conduct that is injurious to the character or interests of the Association. Any complaint relating to such conduct will be taken seriously and dealt with under the CA Complaints Procedure.

Appendix - Guidance on the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. This Appendix provides a brief summary of its provisions for the croquet community. It is drawn from UK Government guidance ( which should be considered the definitive source of advice.

It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of any of the following protected characteristics:

You're also protected from discrimination if:

Discrimination can come in one of the following forms:

However, it can be lawful to have specific rules or arrangements in place, as long as they can be justified.

You can do something voluntarily to help people with a protected characteristic. This is called 'positive action'. Taking positive action is legal if people with a protected characteristic: