We’re focused on creating a more inclusive and responsive sport sector that is attuned to the needs of young people from diverse backgrounds.
We recognise sport as an effective tool for engaging newly-arrived young people, and facilitate programs to increase their access and ongoing participation in sport and recreation opportunities in the local community – promoting social cohesion and championing diversity and inclusion in sport.
CMY works closely with sporting bodies such as State Sporting Associations, sports clubs, local government and Registered Training Organisations, to increase the sector’s capability and capacity to engage diverse young people and their families in sport.
Tip sheets for sporting clubs
The following tip sheets were developed from the findings of the 3-year Australian Research Council project ‘Managing Diversity in Junior Sport: Participation versus Performance’ led by Victoria University in partnership with VicHealth, the Australian Football League and CMY.
Game Plan resource
Game Plan is a resource kit developed to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity and to attract and retain young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in sport and sports clubs – as members, players, coaches, trainers and leaders.
Increasing cultural diversity in an organisation such as a sports club or body is possible when the organisation is more culturally-inclusive. Game Plan was developed to provide an introduction on how to do this for sports clubs, sporting bodies, State Sporting Associations and other organisations working with sports clubs and associations.
Get started with Your Game Plan tool, designed to help you develop an action plan to work towards becoming a more culturally inclusive sports club. The sections in the tool are based around the information and strategies contained in the Game Plan Resource Kit. Some clubs will already have many strategies in place, while others may only have a few. The Your Game Plan tool will help you decide what will work best for your club and where to start.
The Game Plan resources were developed with funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Game Plan Resource Kit
The Game Plan Resource Kit provides information and ideas to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity– to attract and retain young […]
Participation versus performance: Managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity in junior sport
This report presents the results of the three-year research project titled ‘Participation versus performance: Managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural […]
Attracting and retaining diverse junior members
This tip sheet provides a few tips and strategies to help with attracting diverse members to your sports club.
This tip sheet provides some tips and guidance to help with coaching inclusively.
Developing inclusive social media and websites
This tip sheet provides some key points for sports clubs to consider when developing inclusive and welcoming social media.