Select A Role - Select which role applies best to you - it will help us deliver the most relevant content for you in the future. Select one if you are an administrator, coach or official, player or parent.
Administrators play a vital role in sport, particularly to reduce the potential for things to go wrong. Here, you can access resources to help you manage risks in your sport.
Coach or Official
Coaches and officials are what make sport tick. They play a crucial role in helping keep sport safe, fair and inclusive. Here are a number of tools and resources to help you do just that.
If you are a player then you can make a huge contribution to making sport safe, fair and inclusive. Your behaviour influences others, not only your team mates, but everyone involved in sport.
As a parent you should be aware of your clubs responsibilities. At the same time you also have responsibilities and you can play a huge role in creating a safe environment for your child.
Racism can have a profound impact on people’s involvement in sport. It can affect motivation, enjoyment and levels of participation and, if unchecked, may result in inappropriate, potentially dangerous and violent behaviour. Racial harassment, discrimination and vilification have no place in Australian sport
Australia is a culturally diverse nation in which people from more than 200 different countries live, work and study.
Sport attracts people from all different races and life-styles and provides an opportunity to build social and cultural bridges based on shared interests.
Successful sporting clubs break down racism by focusing on inclusion, team camaraderie and developing individual and team skills.
Racial discrimination and unlawful behaviour can result in disciplinary action, suspension, expulsion, and financial costs.
A club or association found liable for racism occurring at sporting events may have their reputation seriously damaged, face legal action and financial costs.
See the Race Discrimination video.
What can you do?
Following are a range of tools and resources to assist you or your club to prevent racism and to take action should it occur:
The Play by the Rules Templates section provides basic policies and guidelines your sporting club should have in place, such as member protection.
The Quick Reference Guide provides contacts for essential information and services to refer illegal or unlawful behaviour (such as racism).
The free Play by the Rules online training teaches you how to prevent discrimination and harassment in your sport.
Download some of the free Play by the Rules posters, flyers and postcards to promote safe, fair and inclusive sport in your clubhouse, stadium or playing field.
Join many other sports and support the Racism: It Stops with Me campaign run by the Australian Human Rights Commission. There are many excellent resources you can use. You can download the Racism: It Stops with Me video in our Videos section.
Racism. It Stops with Me
In 2013 Play by the Rules partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission to produce the main video for the RACISM. IT STOPS WITH ME campaign.
The Campaign aims to:
Ensure more Australians recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community
Give more Australians the tools & resources to take practical action against racism
Empower individuals & organisations to prevent & respond effectively to racism