Rugby League

Tackle It

Rugby League's Action Plan on Inclusion and Diversity 2020 - 2025

How Rugby League Becomes and Anti-Discrimination Campaigning Sport

There are x4 strategic goals:

  1. Widen the reach and impact of Rugby League
  2. Diversify Rugby League's Talent Pool and Workforce
  3. Improve the culture of Rugby League
  4. Clarify processes, instil confidence in - and encourage - the reporting of discrimination, and ensure appropriate sanctions are in place - Rugby League has a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and unacceptable behaviour

The goals and actions support all the protected characteristics (in the Equality Act 2010): age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. With a focus on areas requiring particular support at specific times.

The actions have been informed by players, coaches, volunteers, administrators, and a number of external partners who have generously given their time and expertise and shared their lived experiences. The Tackle It Action Plan is by the sport, for the sport with actions on us all. Thank you to all involved.

Progress on the Action Plan will form part of the objectives of the RFL Board, Executive and Management teams. The Action Plan will continue to flex and grow with continued input from across the sport. It will be public, and progress will be reported on at least twice yearly, at the Rugby Football League Council and published by the RFL and by partner organisations.

Ralph Rimmer, CEO, The Rugby Football League
Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE
, Chair, RFL Inclusion and Diversity advisory Board