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

(ABC News: Brendan Esposito) 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…

‘I’m no longer proud to say I love rugby league’: The NRL’s women problem is deep-seated

Photo: Lyn Gannon says she is no longer so proud to admit she is a “diehard rugby league plan”. (Supplied: Mark Gannon) Marina Go was staggered when she realised the sheer volume of sex videos of rugby league…

Did you hear? NRL Victoria x Club Respect partnership is go!

Club Respect co-founders Mary Crooks AO (Victorian Women’s Trust) and Paul Zappa (NIRODAH) spoke to ABC News about Club Respect’s partnership with NRL Victoria. “For the NRL it’s been a disastrous off season, with allegations of violence against women…

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 (NIRODAH) 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. Sporting clubs play a central role…

Club Respect Launching at AAMI Park!

  Kicking goals whilst winning hearts and minds – that’s what Club Respect is all about. Club Respect is a practical website designed for sports clubs of all shapes and sizes to reduce violent and abusive behaviour.

More Than Silverware

AFL is my thing – I’ve loved it as long as I can remember. Being a Hawthorn fan, it was easy to love what happened on the field and for years that was enough. But the longer I have…

Sport Has Been Driving Community Development for Generations of Australians

“You’re starting on the bench today,” said my Under-11’s soccer coach on a cold and windy Sunday in 1994. I didn’t end up playing at all that game and it was freezing. Maybe I should’ve tried harder at the training…

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…

What Makes a Winner?

You can hardly talk about Australian culture without taking about sport. Whether it’s surfing down the coast on the weekend, playing a game of backyard cricket with your mates, or cheering on your team at the MCG, most Australians participate…