Supporting families through financial hardship

Maggie from Wodonga in Victoria and asks "We know that we have boys and girls that can't afford the gear. Is there something we can do at a club without the kids feeling embarrassed or ashamed?"

Finding a middle ground with mediation

Anonymous plays tennis in Victoria and asks "As a club we’ve had a member verbally abuse another member of the club, the victim would like the club to take this further, but the club currently has no process on how to deal with. This attack is out of character for the member and thus the club would like to punish them without having to expel the member. Do you have any advice on the best way forward for the club?"

Challening homophobia at your club

Steve from Keilor East plays Aussie Rules football and asks "We've had a problem with homophobia in our club. The club has never had a player that has come out so they don't see it as important enough to address. How can we address this in ways that doesn't piss people off?"

Broadening club roles for women

Ross from Ballarat asks "We've been trying to get our community to get different roles for women other than at the canteen. What can we do to change the attitudes of men and women in the club to achieve this?"

Tips To Progress Your Sport Club While In Isolation

It is an unsettling time for sport clubs as we start to reimagine how our players will train and if they will play any competitive matches in 2020. It's also the perfect time to think about how our clubs might look when we start back up again.

Five Ways To Stay Active During Lock Down

The lycra-powered energy of Aerobics Oz Style dominated our free-to-air TV’s in the 90’s. A couple of decades on and the craze of home workouts have come back with a vengeance, with brand new ‘motivators’ urging us to flex-and-stretch our way to fitness.

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.

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

Marina Go was staggered when she realised the sheer volume of sex videos of rugby league players doing the rounds on social media. The former chairwoman of the Wests Tigers remembers how the moment came in a casual conversation last year with one of the club's coaches.

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.