Coaching Inclusively

Coaches are a critical link between clubs’ commitment to inclusion and diversity, and practice on the ground. They can make the difference as to whether a young person and their family feels welcome and part of the club or not. This tip sheet provides some tips and guidance to help with coaching inclusively.

This tip sheet has been 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. The guidance has been authored by Dr Ruth Jeanes, Monash University and Professor Ramón Spaaij, Victoria University. For more details on the research project please see our summary and full report.