** 2019 PLAY BY THE RULES Awards NOW OPEN **

The Play by the Rules annual Awards recognise outstanding initiatives that contribute to safe, fair and/or more inclusive sport. Nominations for the 2019 Awards are open until 13th September 2019. This year there are two categories for the Awards

Category 1: Local community sport and recreation Clubs, and

Category 2: State/Territory sport/recreation associations or state umbrella bodies.

If your organisation has done some great work to make sport safer, fairer and/or more inclusive, enter the 2019 Play by the Rules Award and gain some national recognition. Nominating your organisation is very easy - just download and follow the Guidelines below - 

Download the 2019 Play by the Rules Awards Guidelines here

 

Background

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. 

2018 Play by the Rules winner - GingerCloud Foundation

2017 Play by the Rules Award winner - Gymnastics Victoria

 


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.