Who is Club Respect powered by?

Club Respect is a national harm-prevention initiative by the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls, of which the Victorian Women’s Trust is Trustee.

What’s the Club Respect formula?

Genuine and deep respect is key to every healthy and strong relationship. Respect for the other, even when there’s a difference.

Attitudes, behaviour and language modelled in clubs ripple out to the rest of society. When these behaviours tip towards the abusive end of the scale, clubs need to act before they become commonplace and deep-seated.

Knowing how to best deal with the situation can be difficult — that’s where Club Respect comes in. Club Respect shows you how to bring about, and maintain, a club culture that leaves no room for bullying, sexism, racism, abuse or violence.

Imagine a community full of clubs that value respect, safety, fairness and equality; reducing violence and abuse across our wider society from the ground up. This is the point, and power, of Club Respect.


How can your club benefit?

  • Your club environment becomes inclusive, welcoming, safe, fair and respectful.
  • You come to understand how different roles at the club, including yours, all hold the potential to shape a strong and positive culture.
  • You can access a suite of practical, helpful, ideas tools and strategies for getting there.
  • You make the most constructive use of your precious volunteer time and, better still, you keep your sanity!


What can Club Respect give you? 

Club Respect knows that you and many others have an intuitive sense of what goes into creating respectful, safe and fair club environments. Transforming a club takes ideas, energy, and much time and effort.

Club Respect resources help you on this journey in an efficient and effective way, with tools that are:

  • Well researched and to the point
  • Backed up by short, sharp and helpful videos
  • Linked to a wide variety of existing resources and ideas
  • Easy to understand…simple to use


What are Club Respect’s programs and initiatives?

Club Respect is an innovative digital platform designed for sports clubs of all shapes and sizes to embed a culture of respect in all their practices. This year we will be focusing on the following initiatives:


Our digital platform holds all our tips and guidance on how to transform clubs, set the standards and tackle common issues. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Panel of Expertise

Club Respect’s Panel of Expertise provides sports clubs with easy access to free, qualified and highly skilled advice.

Podcast Series

An 8-part Club Respect podcast series will capture the essence of the website and empower sports clubs to be safe, kind and fair places. Due for release in 2021.

A focus on current issues

Our CR Journal and Vox Pops focus on current issues that affect sports clubs and help to overcome challenges.


Evening workshops for sports clubs delivered in partnership with local councils and sports organisations.