Smart Plays is Club Respect’s podcast that shines a light on uncomfortable topics in Australian sport and aims to rebuild respect as the base platform for interaction between fans, parents, coaches, players and officials.
Join Club Respect Manager, Tarik Bayrakli, on a journey to bring sport into the modern world of respect and to rebuild the respect for each other that we need to have if sport is going to thrive.
Smart Plays has been made possible thanks to the support of donors. Special thanks to the Wood Foundation and Spicers Australia.
Host: Tarik Bayrakli
Executive Producer: Mary Crooks AO & Tarik Bayrakli
Editor/Mixer: Pariya Taherzadeh
Graphic design: Ally Oliver-Perham
With thanks to Patrick Skene and the entire team at the Victorian Women’s Trust.
At its best, community sport is a social glue, teaching values of fair play, inclusion and respect from the ground up. But community sport at its worst becomes a battleground in which a win-at-all-costs mentality can lead to verbal and physical abuse of players, coaches and match officials.
In this episode, we speak with Daniel Bourke, who was integral in the formation of the Pemulwuy Shield at the Balmain Tigers Australian Football Club and in Sydney AFL’s Indigenous Round.
In this episode, we speak with Matt Von der Muhll about how to tackle the problem of online abuse using the power of Artificial Intelligence.
In this episode, we speak with Nick Hatzoglou about the leadership required in sports club to make them accessible for marginalised groups.
In this episode we speak with Basketball South Australia’s Operations Manager, Jacqui McConville, about the tinderbox atmosphere of Basketball and how leagues and associations around the state are taking a unified stand against anti-social behavoiur.
In this episode, we chat with Rana Hussain about the modern challenges for clubs pursuing the inclusion of marginalised groups.
In this episode, we speak with Aurélie Pankowiak and Mary Woessner who are the co-authors of a shocking research study into the prevalence of violence in grassroots community sport.
In this episode, we chat with Victoria Rawlings and Damian Anderson about their breakthrough report on the female footy umpire crisis and the improvement and conditions of respect for female umpires in Aussie rules football.
In this episode, we chat with Julia Walsh about the challenges for parents and coaches that often leads to sideline abuse and how clubs can invest in the coach-and-parent experience.
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