Media Release – May 2023
CMSport is thrilled to announce its partnership with Water Polo Australia (WPA) to help build a more inclusive sport for all Australians to be involved in. Working with WPA on the development of the recent Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Strategy has shown they are a sport that is ready to make change and has the support of their community to ensure the sport better reflects current social values. Even more importantly, CMSport values working with a sport that wants their policies and practice informed by direct connection to community
We at CMSport help bridge the gap between sporting communities, like the water polo community, and Australian multicultural communities, providing deep knowledge, breadth of expertise, and lived-experience of multicultural communities and their needs.
Commenting on the partnership, WPA General Manager – Strategy and Special Projects, Holly Tyrell, said:
“Having CMSport part of our IDE Steering Panel that helped deliver a landmark strategy for water polo in Australia was extremely important to us and we thank them for valuable insights.– Holly Tyrell, WPA General Manager, Strategy and Special Projects
WPA’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Strategy is about opening our sport up to people from all different backgrounds and communities, and through the work with CMSport the action plan contained within the strategy will help us create meaningful engagement with multicultural communities across the country.”
CMSport Manager Simon Rodder said:
CMSport is thrilled to partner with Water Polo Australia to help build a more inclusive sport. Working with WPA on the development of the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Strategy has shown they are a sport that is ready to make change and has the support of their community to ensure the sport better reflects current social values”.– Simon Rodder, CMSport Manager