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Coloured Vest Program

About the Coloured Vest Program

Protecting officials from harassment and abuse is a high priority for sports clubs and associations.

The Coloured Vest Program (CVP) can help you reduce incidents. By simply having your beginner officials wear a coloured vest identifying them as in-training, you’ll help build greater understanding among players, parents, spectators and coaches.

CVP involves:

  • Beginner officials wearing a brightly coloured yellow vest with the slogan ‘in-training’
  • Beginner officials being mentored by a club member, to assist with their training and management of any harassment incidents
  • Club committees promoting CVP to members and visitors, so they understand what the yellow vest means.

Implementing CVP at your club/association

CVP is free and easy to implement:

  • Identify the beginner officials and mentors you’d like to take part
  • You will receive a CVP pack in the mail
  • Tell club members and visitors about CVP
  • Have the beginner officials wear vests while officiating.

What your CVP pack will include

  • Vest from the Coloured Vest Program5 CVP yellow vests (various sizes)

  • 5 CVP lanyards
  • 40 CVP cards to hand out to coaches, spectators and others at games
  • Information folder – with posters and handouts for your CVP coordinator, mentors and beginner officials.

Get started today

To start the Coloured Vest Program at your club/association, register for free below.