Angie Greene comes from a talented sporting family. From her Pop, to her dad, to her two brothers, all have excelled in sport. Her two brothers’ sporting journeys couldn’t be more different though – because one is gay.
Sporting Club Cultures can be notoriously difficult to change. So how might we tackle the sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia that prevail – making them more inclusive and welcoming to their communities?
Sports clubs live and die by participation – that’s what Sue McGill thinks – And too often clubs don’t represent the communities they’re part of.
Here Sue shares tips and insights from The Huddle at North Melbourne Footy Club – which proudly serves the multicultural community it’s part of.
How do we go about making sport accessible for people with disabilities? We talk access, equipment, attitudes, and the power of language with Sam De Leve
It’s a site where many young people feel exposed and unsafe – the Physical Education class. Hear how you can start teaching Phys Ed in a more inclusive way.
Here’s an Aussie organisation that’s transforming attitudes towards sport. Proud 2 Play is making sport safe, comfortable and inclusive for LGBTI people. Find out how they’re doing it.
Listen to Nicole Hayes & Kate Seear
Nicole and Kate Seear are two of the hosts of The Outer Sanctum Podcast
▪ Kate and Nicole introduce themselves
▪ Why inclusion matters to The Outer Sanctum
▪ Getting beyond “pale, male and stale” in footy (Kim Toffoletti quote)
▪ Grassroots change: How everyday people are making their sporting clubs more inclusive
▪ Using our privilege to bring about change
▪ Kick n Coffee: Learning footy skills we were never taught
▪ Feeling comfortable in our skin – in sport
▪ Why a focus on relationships (with sport) is so important.
- Moving from exclusion to making football more welcoming
▪ Why ‘the personal is political’ in sport
▪ The power of independent media for diverse voices
▪ Why listening to diverse voices is crucial
▪ The Lightning Round: Inner versus outer in football, diverse voices, participation, privilege
Key People and Organisations Mentioned
You may not know some of the people and organisations we discuss in this episode, here’s the key links to help you.
▪ Adam Goodes is a former AFL player for the Sydney Swans and an Australian of the Year. He consistently spoke up about Indigenous rights, history, and well-being. In the latter part of his career Adam regularly experienced racism from football fans
▪ Jason Ball became well known in Victoria, Australia when he came out as a gay footballer.
▪ Gillon McLachlan is the Chief Executive Officer of the AFL.
▪ Dr Kim Tofoletti is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Deakin University
▪ The ‘Muggers’ are the Melbourne University Women’s Football Club.
▪ Bridget Barker is the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at North Melbourne Football Club and coaches the Melbourne University’s Women’s Football Club. Bridget was the AFL Football Woman of the Year, in the Emerging Leader category in 2015.
Language barriers, dress codes, racism and sexism. We’re exploring how to make sport more welcoming for migrants with the Western Bulldogs’ Michelle Hage.
Student life stories have always been important to me as a teacher. This year though students have taken them to another level. Here’s that powerful moment and the teaching strategies I used to get there.
Homophobic bullying is rampant in most schools leading to suicide and a range of other tragic outcomes. How might we make our schools safe for all – and – what would leadership of a Safe School sound like?