Published: 23rd November 2017
Dundee United Captain Willo Flood, on behalf of the Club, this week put his signature to the Equality Network's Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.
United become one of 29 clubs across the SPFL committed to better include LGBT people in football. Within the charter are five principles which aim to remove barriers to sport for LGBT people.
Scott Cuthbertson, Development Manager of the Equality Network said, “With over half of SPFL clubs signed up to the LGBT Charter we’ve reached a milestone, but we’ve still a long way to go before we eliminate homophobia from the terraces.
"We’re looking forward to working with these clubs who today have made a commitment to LGBT supporters, officials and the next generation of LGBT players. Our door is always open to clubs who haven’t yet signed up and who want to make their club more inclusive.”
The charter states as its aim that “Scotland will be a country where everyone can take part, enjoy, and succeed in sport at all levels whatever their sexual orientation and gender identity”; it was developed in consultation with sports governing bodies (SGBs), other sports stakeholders and LGBT people.
United captain Willo Flood said, “Dundee United is delighted to add its name to Equality Network Scottish LGBT Sports Charter. Football provides an opportunity for all to take part and our Club fully support the five principles within the charter.
"There isn't any scenario where homophobia is acceptable within a football stadium and Dundee United will work with the Equality Network to ensure that we continue to promote that message throughout Scottish football."
The Club will look to work closely with the Equality Network to ensure all within the footballing community can enjoy participating.
You can find out more about the Equality Network here.