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Club Respect

Club Respect, a joint initiative of the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls and NIRODAH,  is a primary violence prevention project for grassroots sporting clubs to embed a culture of respect and harm prevention in all their practices.

Because where there is true and deep respect for the other, even when there is difference, we lose the desire to damage one another.


A Cultural Shift

Launched on October 24, 2018, Club Respect’s website works to contest disrespectful behaviours by providing the influencers in clubs with practical and strategic tools to navigate difficult issues and situations.

Club Respect is for all clubs, all codes, all levels.

From the volunteer marking the lines on the field or court to the club president; everyone is equipped in helping to embed policies and practices that effectively squeeze out the space for abuse, discrimination and violence.

We know that sport mirrors society.

The sheer number of Australians routinely involved in their local sporting club each week in some way, uniquely positions clubs as the vehicle to lead the change around respect. On and off the field.

Get in touch with the team, and pass it on!

Club Respect is funded by a grant from the William Buckland Foundation, and the Edward Wilson Estate.

Launch of Club Respect marks new era of respect and fair play in sport

Launch of Club Respect marks new era of respect and fair play in sport

Preventing violence starts with changing our culture. New digital platform, Club Respect, will help sports clubs do just that.

Jess Naylor & Ally Oliver-Perham
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