Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fair go, sport! - Phase 2

About Phase 2

Four additional sports and their respective state sporting associations were involved in Fair go, sport! Phase 2. Here, they undertookthe following broad strategies:

  1. Maintain momentum and respond to community interest
    • provide information and collateral to Victorian state sporting associations (SSAs), sporting clubs and others with an interest or commitment to promoting diversity
    • share learning and promote the project
  2. Build sustainability within hockey to generate lasting cultural change
    • support the practice of Hockey Victoria and the initial project advocates
    • develop a peer mentoring approach that enables initial project advocates to mentor project advocates in another four to six pilot clubs
    • link all project advocates to capacity building resources and support
    • trial and refine the flexible model of engagement developed through Phase 1
  3. Extend reach into another sporting code
    • support Cycling Victoria to adopt the flexible model and implement a sustainable project
  4. Strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders, SRV and VicHealth
  5. Evaluate and report
    • evaluate effectiveness of Phase 2 and produce evaluation and project reports.

Project partners

The project was funded by the Department of Community Development and Planning (Sport and Recreation Victoria), VicHealth and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Evaluation

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University will evaluate the project.

More information

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Fair go, sport! - Phase 1

About Phase 1

Commencing in March 2010, Phase 1 of the project is now complete.

This project aimed to increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity and to promote safe and inclusive environments in hockey; and develop a flexible model of engagement that can be adapted for other sporting codes and their governing bodies. Using an asset-based action learning approach, the project:

  • engaged key stakeholders in identifying existing policies, codes and procedures, and map experiences, practices, attitudes and perceptions in order to develop pilot interventions at all levels of hockey
  • implemented, with key stakeholders, pilot interventions to promote safe and inclusive environments and reduce homophobia
  • developed a flexible model for creating safe and inclusive environments in hockey that can be transferable to other sports.

Resources

  • Fair go, sport! Literature review  (PDF)  |  (RTF)
  • Fair go, sport! Evaluation report  (PDF)  |  (RTF)
  • Fair go, sport! Model of engagement  (PDF)

Project partners

The project was funded by the Australian Sports Commission and managed by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission through our project manager, Peter Gourlay.

Evaluation

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University evaluated the project.

More information

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Fair go, sport!

Research shows sport is a significant site of homophobic harassment, discrimination and exclusion.

The Australian Government report, The future of sport in Australia, identified the need to understand these issues and create new opportunities for inclusion and participation.

With this in mind, the Australian Sports Commission funded Fair go, sport! in 2010.

This project aimed to:

  1. increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity
  2. promote safe and inclusive environments
  3. develop a flexible model of engagement that can be adapted for other sporting codes and their governing bodies.

The project now has four components:

  1. Fair go, sport! Phase 1: Our original work with Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia, completed in December 2011, developed a peer mentoring approach to support project advocates.
  2. Fair go, sport! Phase 2: Commenced in June 2012, this Phase worked with four additional state sporting associations (Basketball, Cycling, Football and Skate Victoria / Roller Derby) and consolidated the achievements in Hockey
  3. Fair go, sport! Reservoir High School: In 2012 we applied the FGS model and approaches within the school’s sport, health and physical education programs.
  4. Fair go, sport! Schools: Commencing in 2013/14, Whittlesea Secondary College, Castlemaine Secondary College and Keilor Downs College have been implementing the project and developing strategies for inclusion in school sport.
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