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Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

Ipswich Town Football Club's aim is to confront and eliminate discrimination, whether by reason of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

We are also keen to promote the work of the following organisations in helping the Club and football in general to become as inclusive as possible. 

Ipswich Town Football Club - Gender Pay Gap Report 2022

We are required to publish details annually of our gender pay gap which includes all staff and players.  For the purposes of this report the results are based on the snapshot date of 5 April 2021 for hourly rates of pay and the bonuses paid to staff in the 12 months to that date.

There are six metrics that we are required to report on:

  • Difference in the mean pay of men and women stated as a percentage;
  • Difference in the median pay of men and women stated as a percentage;
  • Difference in mean bonus pay of men and women stated as a percentage;
  • Difference in median bonus pay of men and women stated as a percentage;
  • Proportion of men and women who received a bonus;
  • Proportion of men and women in each of the four quartile bands.

Football is a sport in which the highest earning roles are almost exclusively held by men and this has a significant impact on our results.  We ensure that staff carrying out equal work are paid equal salaries - dependent on experience and qualifications.


Gender Pay and Bonus Gap

                                    Mean               Median

Pay Gap                        51.69%             7.33%

Bonus Gap                    71.54%             72.44% *

* We have a Corporate Hospitality team that is mainly female and earn commission.  Mid range bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2021 were lower for female employees when compared to the male employees.


Proportion of staff receiving a bonus in the 12 months to 5 April 2021

Male                            37.16%

Female                         7.690%


Pay Quartiles

Quartile                        Male                Female

Lower                           80.28%             19.72%

Lower Middle               59.15%             40.85%

Upper Middle               77.14%             24.29%

Upper                           91.55%             7.04%


Kick It Out

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Gay Football Supporters Network
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Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
3 More London   
Riverside Tooley Street  
SE1 2RG  
Tel: 020 3117 0235  
Fax 0207 407 7557  

The EHRC is an independent statutory body established to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality protect human rights and to build good relations. The EHRC is a partnership of the former Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Disability Rights Commission and also takes on responsibility for the other aspects of equality: age, sexual orientation and religion or belief, as well as human rights. 

Level Playing Field
The Meridian  
4 Copthall House  
Station Square  
CV1 2FL  
Tel: 0845 230 6237  

Level Playing Field is the national registered charity representing disabled supporters of all sports. The campaign aims to promote an inclusive agenda, raise disability awareness through sport and ensure an equality of experiences for all fans.  

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF)

3rd Floor, Victoria House  
Bloomsbury Square  
WC1B 4SE  
Tel: 020 7273 1740  
Fax: 020 7273 1981  

The WSFF celebrates participation in sport from women and girls and campaigns to make sport as accessible for women and girls as it is for men and boys. 

Tower Building  
York Road  
SE1 7NX  
Tel: 020 7593 1850  
Fax: 020 7593 1877  

Stonewall campaign for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. Stonewall help to tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying and aim to ensure the rights and needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are addressed in the wider community.

Sporting Equals 
1301 Stratford Road  
Hall Green  
B28 9HH  
Tel: 0121 777 1375  
Fax: 0121 325 5477  

Sporting Equals promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity and was originally set up by Sport England in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality. No an independent body, Sporting Equals aim to ensure that ethnic diversity is recognised and celebrated across all sports.




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