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Equity and Fair Play

Club Equity and Fair Play Policy Statement

Orpington Bowling Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

Orpington Bowling Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity: 

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic status.

Orpington Bowling Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.

Behaviour which undermines the confidence of your team mates (or your opponents) is never acceptable in any circumstances. 
All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

 The Committee of Orpington Bowling Club will deal with reports of any incidents of discriminatory, intimidating or unsporting behaviour. 
Fair Play is an important value in bowls. Orpington Bowling Club is committed to ensuring that bowls is played in a fair, open and inclusive nature at all levels.

 Some core values of Fair Play for you to consider when playing bowls are outlined below: 

Enjoy Respect

Bowls is a game, enjoy it!

Respect other players and officials.

Be a good sport when you win, lose and watch games.    

Take responsibility for your actions.

Be a role model and set a good example of the behaviour you expect from others. 

Learn and follow the rules


These values apply equally to players, coaches, officials and volunteers and cover all bowls activities, whether it is a competition, a friendly or a game you’re watching.

(The above has been endorsed and agreed by the Committee of Orpington Bowling Club April 2022)