Harassment is the continued and unwelcome behaviour of one person towards another in a manner that is offensive, abusive, belittling or threatening. Harassment can be against the law and there are a wide range of Commonwealth and State laws to protect against it.
It’s essential sports clubs work towards building a harassment-free culture and environment to ensure the enjoyment of sport by all.
What club committees should do
Have committee, volunteers and club members complete free online training in discrimination and harassment at Play by the Rules
Lead by example – create a harassment-free culture by dealing with incidents effectively and continually educating club members on appropriate behaviour.
Play by the Rules can help create a harassment-free culture, with information on:
- Sexual harassment in sport
- Bullying in sport
- Interactive videos on verbal abuse and sexual harassment
- Legal issues and grassroots sport - a collection of sport and the law articles
WorkCover NSW also has information on bullying.
The Clearinghouse for Sport can help connect people in sport to a world of ideas, experience and knowledge.