Cheltenham Town Football Club would like to remind all supporters visiting the Jonny-Rocks Stadium that it is against the law to shout or chant abuse on the grounds of ability or disability; age; gender; gender reassignment; marital status or civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race, nationality or ethnicity; religion or belief; or sexual orientation.
Under the Equality Act 2010 it is an offence to make reference to the above protected characteristics in abusive terms and doing so could lead to arrest and prosecution.
The club is currently undertaking a thorough review of matchday operations in line with its Equality Policy and supporters are urged to report any such abuse to the nearest steward as quickly as possible. Stewards will then be required to relay any complaint that involves discriminatory behaviour to the control room immediately for a response to be provided.
The aim of Cheltenham Town FC’s Equality Policy is to promote our own equality objectives and in doing so, help to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. Football is for everyone; it belongs to and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it, whether as a player, official, staff member or spectator.
Please assist us in making the Jonny-Rocks Stadium a place where everyone can watch football without having to endure discriminatory abuse.