‘Future thinking’ helps Australian sports get inclusion right

Diversity & Inclusion in Sport: National Forum
Date of Publication: 
September 26, 2017


‘Future thinking’ helps Australian sports get inclusion right

Racism, gender inequity and homophobia in sports are just some of the issues that will be tackled at the second Diversity & Inclusion in Sport National Forum this October in Melbourne.

Nine of Australia’s leading sports and social justice organisations have joined forces to present this year’s national Diversity & Inclusion in Sport Forum, tackling these and many other challenges to participation in Australian sports.
This year’s theme: ‘Future Thinking in diversity and inclusion in sport’ will focus on equipping the sporting industry – from National and State Sporting Associations to local clubs – with the skills needed to ensure participation is viable for all Aussies, no matter their background, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability level.

Peter Downs, Manager, Play by the Rules says sports need to adapt to Australia’s changing population to ensure a healthy love of sports is continued into future generations.

“For sports to flourish and grow, they need to continue to evolve and innovate.”

“This forum is an opportunity to help sport get inclusion and diversity right.”

“It is up to all of us to make sports inviting and fun for Aussies from a young age, right through to late adulthood, no matter who they are.”

Hosted by journalist Paul Kennedy, forum topics will include: gender equity, homophobia in sport, sporting opportunities for people with a disability, inclusion of LGBTIQ participants in sports, plus many more.

Date: Friday 6 October | Time: 9am-4.30pm | Venue: River Room, Melbourne Park Function Centre, Batman Ave

FULL AGENDA is available at: http://inclusionaustralia.com/ 

Speakers will include:

  • Kate Palmer, CEO Australian Sports Commission
  • Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner
  • Susan George, Director of Community and Sport, Sport and Recreation Victoria
  • Irena Farinacci, Deaf Sports Australia
  • Tanya Hosch, AFL
  • Danielle Warby, Sporting Sheilas
  • Carmel Guerra, Centre for Multicultural Youth
  • + more!

Interview opportunities available.

For more information please contact:
Lisa Spurr – Marketing & Communications Coordinator Officer, Centre for Multicultural Youth
E: lspurr@cmy.net.au | P: (03) 9340 3741 | M: 0402 373 585


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2007-Present (Centre for Multicultural Youth)
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