The local club is constantly being asked to be more than just a sports organisation. It is expected to be the guardian, the keeper, the teacher, the values and attitudes setter, the disciplinarian and another form of family for many of its members.
What each and every sports club in the land needs right now is the tools and the support to meet the ever-increasing demands placed upon them, in a world where time, money and patience is often short in supply.
Clubs need simple, practical advice and help that is time-efficient, useful and sensible allowing them to do what they’re there for and to do what they do best and that is to provide opportunities for every member of the community to play and enjoy their sport of choice.
– Margot Foster AM, Olympian
Respect for the other, even when there’s 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.
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.
Everyone has a role to play in building a strong club culture.
Club Respect knows that you and many others have an intuitive sense of what goes into creating respectful, safe and fair club environments.
Club Respect resources help you on this journey in an efficient and effective way, with tools that are:
“[Sport has] given me opportunity, security, friendship and values, for this I am forever in debt to our game.”
–Billy Slater, NRL Victoria