comparing structured sports to social physical activity, participation
rates by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) people are relatively lower than people born in Australia.
There is great potential for sporting associations and clubs to
expand their membership by encouraging people of diverse backgrounds to
join and participate. This tip sheet outlines the benefits of becoming
an inclusive club as well as practical strategies to assist you.
Handy tips when working with CaLD groups:
Sport is an integral part of Australia's way of life. Sport provides a
range of physical, mental and social benefits. It provides an
opportunity to improve your health and fitness, meet new people and
For newly-arrived young people, participating in sport provides an
opportunity to be a part of Australian society and to find a safe place
to develop and strengthen your English skills.
For tip sheets available in Arabic, Dari, Dinka, English, Karen and Swahili, email Community Participation team.
State Sporting Associations (SSA) support local clubs through
competitions, programs and events. Sports belonging to an SSA can
provide you with information about clubs in your area.
If you can’t find what you are looking for through the SSA
or the website, contact your local government and ask to
speak to a club/recreation development officer. They are aware of all of the sporting grounds
and clubs in the local area and will be able
to give you contact numbers for clubs.
Once you have the details for a club in your area, phone them to find out some important information before
you decide to join. You may want to ask:
Do not submit enquiries with this form.