About Kick It Out
Kick It Out is football’s equality and inclusion organisation and for over 20 years has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination and campaign for positive change.
Why Kick It Out Cares About Grassroots Football
Creating an inclusive environment for everyone at the grassroots level of football is a vital part of Kick It Out’s work.
The organisation is there to support players and clubs and offer advice and guidance wherever needed. Ultimately Kick It Out wants to see an inclusive game where everyone feels safe and is welcome.
In September 2016, the organisation launched a new initiative, ‘Call Full Time On Hate’, which appeals for a unified effort from football to eradicate prejudice and hate from the game by promoting community cohesion, as well as developing and supporting vital initiatives at grassroots level across the country.
Reporting discrimination has never been more important and that’s where you can make a big difference to grassroots football.
Kick It Out is a third-party reporting bureau. What does this mean? Well, once a report has been received, via the organisation’s dedicated Reporting Officer, Kick It Out will raise the complaint with the appropriate club or body concerned.
Kick It Out is not a regulatory body and is not responsible for handing out sanctions and punishments, but the organisation offers advice and guidance and liaises with the football authorities. Kick It Out will support in any way it can.
If you see, hear or suffer discrimination at a grassroots match, take action and report it via Kick It Out. Without the help of the public – be it players, managers, spectators or parents, Kick It Out is unable to take cases forward and to tackle discrimination.
How do I report?
APP: You can report via the Kick It Out app which can be used on iPhone and Android devices. Download the product from App Store or Google Play.
FREEPHONE: You can report an incident of discrimination by calling 0800 169 9414 and speaking directly to a Kick it Out staff member.
ONLINE: You can report an incident by filling out the online reporting form on the Kick It Out website.