Objectives

This activity will provide you with information about:

  • myths and stereotypes about homosexuality
  • the rights and responsibilities of club administrators, coaches and players in relation to sexuality issues in sport
  • the actions administrators can take to provide positive leadership

Scenario

Welcome to this short scenario where a club responds to concerns that one of their coaches is gay.

The following 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. If you would like more information click on the resources menu item at the top of the page.

Brad is the coach of the under 14 boys' football team. Late one Friday night he is seen by a parent of one of the players leaving a known 'gay bar'.

The parent, Sam approaches Col, the club president, at Saturday morning match. Col's son plays in the U14 team.
Follow the conversation between Sam and Col