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

  • 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 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.
  • Who is Club Respect for?
    Everyone. All clubs, all codes, all levels of sport. 

    Everyone has a role to play in building a strong club culture.

  • What's in it for you?
    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 does 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


“[Sport has] given me opportunity, security, friendship and values, for this I am forever in debt to our game.”

Billy Slater, NRL Victoria