The National League sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

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[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column border_color=”” visibility=”” width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”27954,27953″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]The National League, the competition that covers the 5th and 6th tiers of football in England & Wales, will next week join an ever growing list of leading companies and organisations in signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The National League consists of 68 clubs, arranged over three divisions – National, North and South. This specific signing event will involve the competition itself, with the constituent member clubs planned to sign individual pledges at the League’s half-yearly conference at Telford in January 2016.

The Covenant has been in existence since June 2013 and to date over 700 companies have publicly pledged their support to the armed forces community by signing the Corporate Covenant.

By signing the Corporate Covenant, organisations pledge to honour two main principles and two main aims, which are:

  • No member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage at work or in the community compared to other citizens.
  • In some circumstances special consideration is appropriate for those who have given most, such as the injured or bereaved.
  • The Covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.
  • The armed forces covenant is supported by the community covenant and the corporate covenant.  The community covenant encourages local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness. The corporate covenant is a public pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.

Basingstoke Town FC will be linking up with the Grenadier Guards from Aldershot to see what mutual help and work we can do together – please listen out for more announcements in the coming weeks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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