Being inclusive means welcoming everyone to your club, regardless of factors like ability, gender, sex, background or age. Everyone has the right to be involved, and it’s beneficial to all when club membership represents and reflects the whole local community.
What club committees can do
- Talk to your state/national body – many have policies, programs and initiatives that encourage everyone to be involved in your sport
- As a committee, be committed to sport for all - diversity and inclusion
- Ensure there is diversity on your committee/board to start with – does your committee best represent your membership and local community?
- Have the right policies in place – including member protection, harassment, discrimination, codes of conduct
- Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment – club members value diversity, cultural and religious differences and inclusive practises. Use the toolkits and resources below.
- Club Help – Welcoming Everyone
- Welcoming Helpful resources
- VicHealth – Everyone Wins - Supporting Diversity: guide and toolkit for sports clubs
- Department of Sport and Recreation WA – Being an Inclusive Club
Play by the Rules
- Inclusion in sport
- 7 pillars of inclusion
- Disability inclusion policy
- Inclusion toolkit
- Homophobia in sport toolkit
- Racism in sport toolkit
Events and campaigns
- International Day of People with Disability
- Don’t Dismyability
- Racism. It Stops with me
- You Can Play. Anti-homophobia in Sport
- Clearinghouse for Sport - connecting people in sport to a world of ideas, experiences and knowledge
- Australian Human Rights Commission – What’s the score? Diversity in Australian sport.
- About the AFL Multicultural Program
- Culturally and linguistically inclusive Australian Community Football Clubs
- ABC Compass: Auburn Giants