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RNFA Diversity & Inclusion Statement

As the governing body of the game for the Royal Navy, Royal Navy FA is responsible for setting the standards and values that apply throughout football at every level. We are committed to providing football for everyone in the Royal Navy in a safe and inclusive environment free from any form of discrimination or bullying.


Everyone involved in football in the Royal Navy should be treated fairly and with respect, and are able to participate in activities and make use of our services, free from any form of discrimination.


Royal Navy FA regards discriminatory behaviour as unacceptable and is committed to tackling all forms of it within the game. For more information on how you can report discrimination, please click here.


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By Phone: 02392 573032

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Discrimination has no place in football. If you see it, you should report it.

If you've been the victim of, or witnessed, discrimination at any level, you should report it so that action can be taken to improve the safety and inclusivity of football for all.

Reporting discrimination is simple. Follow the steps below:

 Step 1 

Click the button below to open the FA's form for reporting discrimination .



 Step 2 

Complete the form, providing as much detail as possible to help our team investigate further. If you need any assistance in this process, please email 



Once you have submitted the form, our team at Royal Navy FA work closely with The FA to review the information that you have provided and investigate further. You can find out more information about the investigation process here.

Every single report is taken seriously, reviewed efficiently, investigated thoroughly, and treated sensitively.

Royal Navy FA will get in touch when there is an update on your case. Timelines for this process can vary depending on the complexity and priority level of a case. If you would like an update on this at any stage, please email 

When the investigation process has finished, Royal Navy FA will inform you of the outcome:

  • If there is insufficient evidence to determine whether a case is likely to succeed, there may be no further action. This is why it’s important that you complete the report form in as much detail as possible: this will help our team gather evidence.
  • If there is sufficient evidence to charge, the case will then go to a hearing and a Discipline Commission will determine whether the case is 'Proven' or 'Not Proven'.

The Royal Navy FA will not tolerate discrimination. Punishments for proven cases reflect this. 

For any proven case, the person responsible would receive a suspension, fine and be required to undertake a mandatory education programme.

If at any stage throughout this process, even before submitting a report, you want to discuss a problem or query, you can contact any of the below:

Steve Johnson (Royal Navy FA CEO)

Pete Gamble (Royal Navy FA Secretary)


Please Note: Our team will not be able to discuss any specific details relevant to an ongoing investigation. This is in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation. However, they will be able to answer any questions that you may have about the process and expected timelines.

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