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Inclusion and diversity

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.

More information

Play by the Rules

Events and campaigns

Case studies




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