During the past week, Wolves have been celebrating the vital work of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the club for the past 12 months as part of the annual One Pack Week.
The light has been shone on the often-overlooked work which goes on behind the scenes at Molineux, Compton Park and throughout the community and Wolves TV presenter Gemma Frith has taken a deep dive into the new initiatives which have been implemented across the club and the Foundation which will benefit staff, supporters and the wider community.
Among the projects which have been featured on Wolves’ 2021/22 equality, diversity and inclusion round-up video was the award-winning impact of the club’s disability access officer, Laura Wright, who works endlessly to improve access at the club and matchday experiences for disabled supporters.
The video also highlights the improvements which have been made to women’s and girls’ football at the club thanks to the merger of the female provision with their male counterparts in Wolves Academy.
With the rise of hate crime across society, the club launched a confidential text reporting service which enables supports who witness any discriminatory behaviour at Molineux to make the club aware of these acts as soon as possible, as well as partnering with charity Remedi, which helps victims of hate crime, with representatives available at the stadium on matchday to offer immediate support.
Frith also spoke to the country’s first dedicated football hate crime officer, PC Stuart Ward, who spoke about working with the club to make the first football hate crime conviction, as well as highlighting the My Wolves, My Shirt project which explores the diversity of the Wolves fanbase and the Wolverhampton community.
The spotlight was also shone on the club’s inaugural health and wellbeing week, which saw several conversations with members of staff on a hugely important topic and focused on Wolves’ designated ‘We Care Ambassadors’ who are on hand to support staff.
Externally, the EDI advisory group, which is made up of passionate supporters working closely with the club’s internal EDI working group to scrutinise existing plans and projects, while also coming up with new ones so the future of EDI at Wolves can be even brighter.
Frith said: “We are so proud of our achievements, but there is always room to improve and we are always working to be the very best that we can.”
You can read more about all of the equality, diversity and inclusion work across Wolves by clicking here.