This project has now concluded however the work continues. 
Two major documents have been published by the group as part of the work

1. A handbook which seeks to address issues of fairness and inclusion in grassroots sport this document can be viewed or downloaded from here

2. A policy recommendation document and evaluation toolkit for use by other sports clubs when addressing issues of ethics. This document can be viewed or downloaded here.

Getting to grips with issues of fairness in grassroots sport

AFC Barwell are very proud to be part of a European Union funded project surrounding ethics in sport. View our press release here.

The project group consists of grassroots sports clubs from Germany, Spain, Italy, AFC Barwell from the UK  as well as the university of Leicester and University of Rennes in France. 

The project aims to tackle issues of fairness and discrimination in sport and involves coaches parents and players from the club.

The football club hopes to learn from its European partners and build on the strong ideals that it already has in place. AFC Barwell will be working with the university of Leicester on this project . A Press release can be found here 

If you would like to see some pictures of the kick off meeting which was held in Spain (January 2016)click here 

The Project
It will create a basic code of ethics from which sports clubs can create their own. It will conduct seminars to educate players, coaches and parents.

Develop and/or create new ethical codes for sporting bodies using an inclusive approach.

Develop a set of verifiable indicators so that the enforcement and effectivness of ethical codes can be measured.

Develop and deploy an "Ethics App"

Set up and actively develop a publc/private network of institutions aiming to co operate in the field of ethics within sport.

A full description and explanation of the project can be found by visiting

The BIG SIX is a simple set of messages aimed at providing a frame work for promoting ethical sport. 

1.Help Team Mates,Respect opponents
2.Follow the rules and laws
3.Play fair, don't cheat
4.Only hear the coach
5.No referee, no game
6.Have fun and try to win !

More about the BIG SIX can be found at on the E4S website by clicking here

7 Partners, 5 Countries,
1 Goal.
Find out about those involved in the project by clicking here

News & Events
Stay in touch with the project as it progresses by visiting the E4S news pages here 

Social Media 
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Educational Resources
We have produced a set of free resources for educators surrounding ethical values and sport. 
The resource library can be accessed here.