Tackle It!

Tackle It! Tackle racism in rugby league

Scotland Rugby League acknowledges its responsibility in line with the principles of Tackle It!

Zero Tackle – Zero Tolerance

  • has a policy of ZERO TOLERANCE of racism in any form

First Tackle – Policies

  • has made a commitment to ensuring that players, spectators, staff and volunteers can enjoy an environment free of discrimination and racism and has the written policies, regulations and conditions in place to support this commitment.

Second Tackle – Communication

  • has nominated a Board Director to take a lead on its policies on racial equality and has published its policies, ground regulations and other documents which support our commitment.

SRL also commits to using all available means to communicate its anti racism stance including programme and scoreboard notices and PA announcements.

Third Tackle – Prevention

  • undertakes to prevent spectators who take part in racist chanting, abuse or harassment from attending matches at their grounds and will ensure that any spectator who takes part in racist chanting, abuse or harassment is ejected from the ground – where an individual cannot be identified warnings will be issued with the ultimate sanction that the game be abandoned.
  • also commits to take specific action in line with SRL’s policy against players, officials or spectators who engage in racist chanting or abuse or harassment

Fourth Tackle – Education & Procedures

  • will adopt the RFL Equity Statement and ensure that Equality and Diversity training is delivered to all relevant staff and volunteers

Fifth Tackle – Partnership & Diversity

  • will undertake to co-operate to their best endeavours with BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) community leaders, groups, agencies, and media outlets as they seek to promote awareness of ethnicity and associated inclusion issues and to combat racism and to ensure that development strategies reflect the need to encourage involvement in Rugby League across all communities including black and minority ethnic communities

Sixth Tackle – The Outcome

  • is committed to ensuring Rugby League is a truly inclusive, uncompromising, family game.