There are manuals galore about communications theory and how to establish good communications.

But wise heads know that there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.

It has been said, for example, that your beliefs become your thoughts, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, habits become your values and values become your destiny.

This wisdom applies to sports clubs too. The beliefs and thoughts around the club become the words, the words become the actions and so on.

When clubs seek to become a place of respect, safety, fun, fairness and success, all communications, in and around the club, come under the spotlight. Some change and shifts will be required.

Calm, clear communications and deep listening replaces yelling and screaming. Respectful communications replace sexist and racist abuse.

Building the kind of communications in and around a club that helps grow a culture of respect is an exciting and rewarding adventure.

Club Respect suggests you put all of the club’s communications practices, words and deeds, under the spotlight.