In this post we provide a collection of the best web resources to help create welcoming and inclusive sport opportunities for everyone!
There are many organisations and web resources out there but here we try to provide some of the best ones that have a focus on providing practical hands on information to help sport clubs and organisations make inclusion happen.
We have tried to group the sites by global region and will look to add some from other parts of the world and aim to grow this list as we discover more.
So far you can check out sites from:
- New Zealand
- UK and Europe
- Other International
Now while these are all great resources, at the end of the day it's about finding information that is relevant to you and helps you achieve your goals for inclusion. So check them out, I guarantee you will find some gems of inspiration, motivation and guidance.
Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules is a unique collaboration between the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW), the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.
Clearing House For Sport
The Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse) brings together Australia’s leading sport and active recreation agencies. These agencies are working together through the Clearinghouse, using the Australian Sports Commission as the leading information coordination point, to ensure Australia’s sport sector decision makers and practitioners, at all levels from high performance to grassroots sport, maintain access to the latest research and information covering good and promising practice in sport and physical activity. Check Out the Knowledge Base section on Community Participation resources and information about diverse population groups.
Centre for Multi-Cultural Youth
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia. CMY's sports program aims to create a more inclusive and responsive sports sector that is attuned to the needs of refugee and migrant young people, as well as increase their access and participation in sport and recreation. To do this, CMY works with sporting bodies such as a clubs and State Sporting Associations to increase cultural diversity in sport. CMY also delivers sport programs for young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds to increase social cohesion and participation.
An initiative of Deakin University, AllPlay brings research, sport, dance and education together so kids of all abilities can participate, including the one in five children who have a developmental challenge or disability.
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation
The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 1963 by Olympic legend, Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) on the belief that all people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport and recreation.
UK & Europe
CARA is a national organisation which provides a collaborative and partnership platform throughout Ireland to impact on enhancing sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities. CARA provides a collaborative platform to impact on enhancing sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.
Inclusion Club Hub
This tool has been created by the English Federation of Disability Sport to help clubs to include more people with disability in their activities. You can use it to audit your club to see how inclusive you are or as a resource to support your club's development. This toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience. You'll now be asked several questions to find out some more information about your club.
Based in the UK and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, iCoachKids is an international, collaborative, multi-agency, not-for-profit project aiming to support the development of a Specialist Children and Youth Coaching Workforce across the EU. iCoachKids aims to make sure all youth sport participants have a positive experience led by suitably trained coaches leading to a lifelong involvement in sport and healthier lives.
The Inclusion Club
The Inclusion Club (TIC for short) is committed to the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of sport and active recreation. TIC is a non-profit health promotion charity established in Australia and the UK with over 2000 subscribers world wide. They publish custom articles, called episodes, podcasts and other resources. All TIC material is published under a Creative Commons license. This means that you can copy and distribute the work as you choose.
The International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity is an international scientific organisation of higher education scholars, practitioners and students dedicated to promoting adapted physical activity. IFAPA coordinates national, regional, and international functions (both governmental and nongovernmental) about sport, dance, aquatics, exercise, fitness, and wellness for individuals of all ages with disabilities or special needs.
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