The Play by the Rules annual Award recognises outstanding initiatives that contribute to safe, fair and/or more inclusive sport.
The Award started in 2017 when the winner was Gymnastics Victoria for their pathways program in collaboration with Special Olympics. You can see details of their work in our Case Studies section. The 2018 winner was the GingerCloud Foundation for their great work developing their Modified Rugby Program. Megan Elliot from the GingerCloud Foundation was presented with the Award by National Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, at the Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum on October 11th. You can read about their work in our Case Study on the GingerCloud Foundation. Below you can hear from Kerry Tavrou on behalf of Gymnastics Victoria, the 2017 winner, and Megan Elliot from GingerCloud Foundation, the 2018 winner.
You can nominate your club, association or agency. So if your organisation has done some great work to make sport safer, fairer and/or more inclusive, nominate for the Play by the Rules Award and gain some national recognition. Nominations open in early August each year.
Many of the nominations are later developed as a Case Study model of good practice for Play by the Rules, so even if you do not take out the big prize you can still have your work shared and recognised nationally through Play by the Rules.