Embracing diversity within your club structures and developing an inclusive club culture

Encouraging diverse participants to your club is a vital first step in promoting inclusion and diversity but for your club to be inclusive it is important that your club structures (such as your committee) also consist of diverse groups of people and include them in decision making where possible. This tip sheet includes some prompts and tips to consider to help ensure your club culture is inclusive.

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.