Transforming a club’s culture is rewarding, well worth the effort. But first we need to understand that nothing magical occurs here. Every part of a club’s operation has to come under the spotlight. From its mission statement, canteen practice, volunteer policy, to its sanctions in place for breaches of code of conduct.

Tinkering at the edges is no answer. Changing words here and there in some club documents just won’t cut it.

Strong foundations are the key. We’re talking real intent, real purpose, real coverage, real change. Everyone has to be involved in this journey; from canteen volunteer to the president. A respectful culture is the sum of all club parts and people.