Play by the Rules has developed short interactive scenarios on topical issues and challenges occurring in sport. These scenarios let you explore your understanding and beliefs about issues as well as provide practical tips about inclusive, safe and fair sports practices and procedures.

The scenarios include:

  • Girls Playing in Boys Teams

    As young children, boys and girls often play sport together, however as they get older this becomes less common. Occasionally a girl or boy may wish to play in a team of the opposite sex.

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  • Homophobia and Sexuality Discrimination

    This scenario explores issues that can arise when dealing with questions relating to homosexuality in sport. As you read through the material think about what you would do in this situation.

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  • Inclusion of People with Disability

    This scenario explores issues that can arise when including a child with disability in sport. As you read through the material think about what you would do in this situation.

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  • Over Training

    This scenario explores issues that can arise if there is a suspicion that a player has been harmed. As you read through the material, think about what you'd do in this situation.

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  • Pregnancy and Participation

    This scenario explores issues that can arise with pregnant women participating in sport. As you read through the material think about what you would do in this situation.

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  • Religious Inclusion

    This scenario explores some of the issues that may arise for Muslim people playing sport. Although the issues won't be the same for every religious group, the principles in resolving the issues will be the same.

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  • Sex Discrimination and Harassment

    Women playing golf

    The following scenario focuses on some of the issues that can arise when an indivdual's expectations clash with a club's traditional approach to membership and participation. Although the scenario is set within a golf club, the challenges posed can be found in many sporting environments.

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  • Team Selection Junior

    Basketball ring

    Team selection can be extremely challenging! No matter who the coach chooses there's almost always someone who says they've got it wrong. This scenario highlights some of the issues and emotions that surround team selection. 

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  • Verbally Abusive Coach

    This scenario explores the nature of verbal abuse and suggests strategies for coaching in a more positive and supportive way. As you read through the material think about how you would behave in this situation.

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