Camberwell Hockey Club is one of four Victorian clubs participating in the Fair go, sport! project to increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity in sport.
The project is funded by the Australian Sports Commission and involves Hockey Australia and Hockey Victoria.
If members wish to know more about this project queries to Jennifer Sach at email@example.com
. More details can be found by downloading the Project flyer below.
Fair go, sport! is aimed at promoting safety and inclusiveness for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people involved in the hockey code.
This 12-month project, which commenced in June 2010, will develop and trial:
- methods for engaging and educating participants at various levels in hockey including, for example, administrators, managers, board members, coaches, officials, players and spectators at the local, state and national level
- resources and tools that promote strategies for responding to issues of gender and sexuality and tackling discrimination using club-specific and code-wide approaches
- a model for engagement that can be adapted within other sports.
- GLBTI people continue to face widespread discrimination, which prevents them from participating in sport generally and can affect their social, psychological and physical wellbeing.
The benefits of being able to participate and be involved in sport can have a profoundly positive impact, as inclusive sport provides a way of connecting with the community and offers the opportunity to belong.
Fair go, sport! is a joint initiative of Hockey Victoria, Hockey Australia and the Australian Sports Commission (which is also funding the project), and is managed by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Fair go, sport! is supported by a steering committee that includes, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, RJM Trust, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Transgender Victoria and VicHealth, as well as representatives from hockey clubs and associations.