We are a sports inclusion movement providing valuable tools and resources for your club.
Community clubs are the backbone of sports in Australia. Every athlete that has been successful at the highest level started at a club and was supported by volunteers.
Welcome, inclusion and belonging don't happen in the offices of governing bodies. Instead, it happens at the face of community sport.
It is in the hands of our under-resourced and overworked volunteers, who give their unwavering time, passion and commitment to the sport and communities they love.
Welcoming Clubs supports you in doing the work at the place where the magic happens.
All Welcoming Clubs programs, activities and resources are developed through direct consultation with the community, with people from diverse backgrounds and with community sports volunteers.
WHO we are and what we do
Embracing the Power of Sport for All
Welcoming Clubs started in Brisbane in 2016 as a program to support youth from refugee backgrounds to connect with their local communities through sports participation. This hands-on, grassroots program was wonderfully rewarding but unsustainable.
The program evolved in response to the community’s needs, and the focus shifted to providing more support for community sports clubs wishing to do the work themselves but feeling ill-equipped.
Informed by the experiences of young people and their families, the Welcoming Clubs Standard evolved to provide a framework for clubs, codes and organisations to plan and take action for a considered welcome and genuine inclusion.
WHAT WE DO
Standard and Framework
The Welcoming Clubs Standard is a framework to guide your efforts for greater and more authentic cultural inclusion
Training & Education
Supporting clubs, codes, councils & organisations to ensure their environments are safe, welcoming & inclusive.
Community-led projects from embedded organisations who know their communities best.
Planning for Diversity & Inclusion
Brisbane based clubs can access support to create an individualise Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan.