Is your club inclusive?
Inclusive means welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, race
and ability. An inclusive club ensures that all members have an equal
opportunity to take part in sport and recreation.
An inclusive club doesn't just wait for this to happen – it takes steps to make it happen! Use our inclusive club checklist.
Why we focused on improving gender balance in sport and recreation
Focusing on diversity and inclusion means Australians from all walks
of life can participate in, and benefit from, an active lifestyle and
connection to their communities.
All kinds of diversity make our communities rich and vibrant places,
including diversity of background, culture, language, age, ability, and
State Sporting Associations' policy for gender diversity in clubs
Have you contacted your State Sporting Association about this?
Has your club committee discussed getting more females involved as leaders?
Is your club recruiting female managers, committee members, coaches
or officials? Start talking to your members, parents and supporters.
Have you considered making this a task of one of your committee members?
Ask around, scope out some girls or women who may be interested in
becoming more involved in leadership roles. It is good for business.
Benefits of having gender balanced leadership:
Attract and retain top talent
Inclusive clubs are better able to attract and retain top talent, and
provide an environment where everyone is set up to succeed.
Enhance club performance
Gender diversity is linked to enhanced
organisational and financial performance, improved decision-making and
governance, and higher levels of innovation, creativity and agility.
Platform for growth
Increased gender diversity in leadership provides a foundation for
growth as different networks, skills and perspectives are utilised.
Meet community expectations
Committees and leadership teams increasingly recognise the importance
of reflecting the diversity of their community of participants,
players, instructors, volunteers and families.