Working shoulder to shoulder at the Storm

Brian Phelan (BP) and Peter Robinson (Robbo) started working together at Melbourne Storm just over thirteen years ago. Melbourne Storm was in the process of setting up a player wellbeing program and figured the pair were just the right fit.

Newsletter: September 2020

Welcome to our first monthly newsletter! I'm writing to you from Melbourne, at the tail-end of a stage 4 lockdown. Winter sports have essentially shut down here while summer sports are preparing for their turn to attempt play during a pandemic.

NRL’s ‘blokey culture’ targeted in Club Respect trial at 27 Victorian youth clubs

For the NRL it's been a disastrous off season, with allegations of violence against women reaching crisis levels. North Queensland's Ben Barba received a lifetime ban after a video emerged of him allegedly assaulting his partner at a Townsville casino during the Australia Day weekend.

Australian sports clubs targeted to lead by example and effect social change

Club Respect co-founders Mary Crooks AO (Victorian Women's Trust) and Paul Zappa spoke to Guardian Australia about our latest initiative Club Respect and how it will equip clubs to become places of respect and fair play.

Club Respect: A new kind of team

Club Respect, a new website created by the Victorian Women’s Trust and NIRODAH, will help sporting clubs of all codes and levels hit the ground running when it comes to preventing violent or abusive behaviour.

Club Respect launching at AAMI Park!

Club Respect is a practical website designed for sports clubs of all shapes and sizes to reduce violent and abusive behaviour. Whether you are a coach, a player, a spectator, club president or parent, Club Respect provides you with simple strategies to make a positive impact. Pass it on.

Club Respect: “It’s a winning formula”

Club Respect, a new digital toolkit created by the Victorian Women’s Trust and NIRODAH, will help any sports club to hit the ground running when it comes to preventing violent or abusive behaviour, says Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust.