The Play by the Rules magazine is a free online magazine for people interested in safe, fair and inclusive sport issues. The magazine comes in five different formats - a Flip Book with embedded media, a PDF version with links, a plain text version and iOS and Android App versions if you prefer to access via tablet or smart phone. 

In each Issue there are news updates, feature articles and Play by the Rules course and resource profiles. Take a look below for the latest Issue and all back Issues - there are some great articles and resources to access in this growing library. The best way to keep up-to-date is to subscribe to Play by the Rules and you'll be notified when new Issues are ready. 

Latest Issue
  • Issue 12: December 2015

    Feature articles:

    • The power of sport: building social bridges and breaking down cultural barriers
    • Communities build sport: three things we can learn from the Fiji Volleyball Federation
    • How powerful is sport?
    • Best practice disciplinary procedures
  • Issue 11: October 2015

    Feature articles:

    • Forum on mental health and depression in sport
    • A sense of perspective and the things that matter
    • Supporting mental wellness
    • Social media: considerations for sporting bodies
  • Issue 10: August 2015

    Feature articles:

    • Valuing an athletes right to speak up
    • Starting a conversation about inclusion
    • When interests collide - dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Issue 9: June 2015

    Feature articles:

    • Winning is important, but...
    • Conversation needed on transphobia in sport
    • Reflections on the Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport Forums
    • The pregnant player: where duty meets discrimination
  • Issue 8: April 2015

    Feature articles:

    • A complete approach to safeguarding the integrity of sport
    • What really matters and why
    • No cause for complacency on match-fixing
    • Fair play: the importance of following a fair process in employee disciplinary matters
  • Issue 7: February 2015

    Feature articles:

    • Wise Words
    • Culture in Progress
    • Getting Your Culture Right - Introducing UGRs
    • Anti-smoking laws and sporting venues
  • Issue 6: December 2014

    Feature articles:

    • Supplements - the real story
    • Play by the Rules - that was the year that was
    • When good parents turn ugly
    • Child protection: the international transfer of minors in football
  • Issue 5: October 2014

    Feature articles:

    • Top 6 issues for Play by the Rules readers
    • Keeping our most vulnerable children safe
    • Is your door open to everyone?
    • A guide to the Sporting Organisation Award 2010
  • Issue 4: August 2014

    Feature articles:

    • Can a confession lead to change?
    • When tragedy strikes
    • Embedding inclusive delivery habits with local providers
    • Tips and tricks for office holders of incorporated associations
  • Issue 3: June 2014

    Feature articles:

    • Clubs put peurile parents on notice
    • Landmark report on homophobia
    • Hitting the mark on safe, fair and inclusive sport
    • Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Issues in Sport: Membership of Private Sporting Organisations