• Support girls to 'play up' against boys

    Support girls to 'play up' against boys

    Australian women’s cricket captain Meg Lanning and BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan are among many elite female athletes who had to “mix it up with the boys” in their formative years because there was no girls’ competition in their respective sports.

    Would they still have reached elite levels if clubs had turned them away?

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  • Can an apology lead to change?

    Can an apology lead to change?

    In July 2014 New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent received a life ban from the sport for match fixing. Vincent's public apology gave cricket a fulcrum for the necessary learning and growing conversations around the impacts of corruption. Can an apology lead to change?

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  • Practical steps to supporting diversity in junior sport

    Practical steps to supporting diversity in junior sport

    Junior sport is an important setting for promoting diversity and social inclusion because it is where many children and young people learn about social norms and develop attitudes towards people with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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  • 7 lessons for sport from the Royal Commission's report into child abuse

    7 lessons for sport from the Royal Commission's report into child abuse

    There are many lessons for sport here, not only in the context of the recommendations, but also in the process and general findings of the Royal Commissions work. In this article we draw out some of these lessons to help you think about and develop practical solutions that suit your organisation.  
     

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  • Awarding what matters in sport

    Awarding what matters in sport

    There’s something truly noble about the ability to produce great effort, and we all know it when we see it. Struggle has a certain truth to it, a kind of integrity that can’t be faked - at least not to oneself and not for very long.

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  • Club communication tips

    Club communication tips

    Play by the Rules is all about fair, safe and inclusive sport and recreation. Many clubs have great practises in this area, with good leadership, policies and programs in place. But do you tell your members about it? 
     

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  • eSafety and sport - using technology to best advantage

    eSafety and sport - using technology to best advantage

    There are many benefits of social media for sporting clubs. But, importantly, there are also risks, including cyberbullying and image based abuse. How do you minimise risks on social media?

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  • What is mediation?

    What is mediation?

    Mediation is also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution but may be otherwise described as a managed conversation. But what does it entail for your sports club or association? What's the role of the Board? Why and when to mediate?   

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  • The mercy rule in children's sport - help or hindrance?

    The mercy rule in children's sport - help or hindrance?

    Kids don’t begin playing sport with the sole intention of winning. So what does it say when one sport  implements a ‘mercy’ rule in an endeavour to avoid astronomical losses and ‘preserve the fun’, while another sport eliminates the mercy rule saying it sucks the fun out of playing because it promotes the idea that losing is shameful?

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  • Everyone matters! How design thinking and universal design principles could help us build better & more inclusive sport programs

    Everyone matters! How design thinking and universal design principles could help us build better & more inclusive sport programs

    Inclusive design takes into account the broad range of diversity in our society such as age, gender, race, culture, language, socio economic background, ability, sexual orientation and other types of difference.

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