Club volunteers and administrators may be confronted with many complex issues around safety, participation, fairness, behaviour and inclusion.
By far and away the best resource in the country that provides a framework for clubs and volunteers to deal with these issues and fulfil their legal and moral responsibilities is www.playbytherules.net.au.
www.playbytherules.net.austates that the site “is now 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 NSW Commission for Children and Young People and the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA).”
www.playbytherules.net.au website covers a wide range of issues and the first place to visit is the “Got an Issue” section of the website which can be accessed by clicking, http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue.
Issues covered by www.playbytherules.net.au include:
- Age restrictions in sport
- Angry parents
- Cultural differences
- Disability Inclusion
- Girls playing in boys teams
- Homophobia and sexuality discrimination
- Intimate relationships
- Infectious diseases
- Physical contact with children
- Pregnancy and participation
- Religious inclusion
- Sex discrimination
- Team selection – Juniors
- Team selection – Adults
- Racial discrimination and vilification
- Sexual harassment
- Verbally abusive coach