Inclusive Sport - How to get Involved
We have developed an Action Plan which covers each of the 7 Pillars of Inclusion in detail and provides practical short, medium and long-term examples of how golf clubs can implement this Framework into your club’s operational and strategic environment.
Communicating what you are doing to increase diversity and promote inclusive practices in your club is one of the most valuable activities you can do. Communication can mean reaching out and engaging with the community to promote awareness of how your organisation is committed to inclusion and how people can be part of your club. Listen to our weekly Podcast ‘Inside the Ropes’ and follow our regular media releases and newsletters.
Golf Australia communicates information to partners, clubs and members via our website and social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. They are great ways to tell and show the community our ‘inclusion story’ and encourage people to become a part of our sport.
Images and words matter
Remember that you can’t be what you can’t see. Make sure the images and graphics on your website, publications and social media reflect your community. Also ensure you use inclusive language and terminology, and make sure everything is accessible for people with disabilities. It is also important to ensure all events are opened with an Acknowledgement to Country and the Traditional Owners.
Create your own community profile
To help determine what strategies and programs need to be developed to increase the engagement and participation of diverse groups in your community, you need to find out who they are and what the barriers to participation exist. There are a range of community profile tools, such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics website, which can provide you with a general community profile to review.
There are some great inclusion campaigns which your club can align to, such as:
Survey your progress
After you’ve learned more about 7 Pillars of Inclusion and undertaken some activities in the Action Plan, you can survey your strengths and weaknesses by completing the short, free Survey to see how your club is progressing across the different pillar areas.
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