Club Respect is a national harm-prevention initiative by the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls, of which the Victorian Women’s Trust is Trustee.
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.
Everyone. All clubs, all codes, all levels of sport.
Everyone has a role to play in building a strong club culture.
Your club environment becomes inclusive, welcoming, safe, fair and respectful.
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:
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 advice and guidance on how to transform clubs. This year we will focus on developing new content and more print-outs/take-away documents.
Our network of specialists will answer your queries about running clubs with respect.
Great clubs will tell their stories and help us learn how to overcome unique challenges.
Deliver a 6-part series focusing on how to build successful sport clubs that are safe, kind and fair places.
We will connect with local governments/councils and state/national sporting organisations to support the Club Respect movement.