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Pushing the Edge

two iclose up images of eye and ear with the text - Being seen and heard as an English Language Learner

Did you ever think you would make a website to show your work? 

She shakes her head in disbelief – looking at her newly created online Learning Portfolio.

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I don’t think teachers will wanna listen.

What if I lose my regular listeners because they hate sport or physical education?

How am I gonna get new listeners when no-one knows me for sport. 

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Image of soccer ball with the text - Having a voice and sense of belonging in a soccer club. Listen to Pushing The Edge dot org slash 38. Also image of Pushing The Edge icon.

It’s a soccer team made up almost entirely of new arrivals and refugees to Australia. So how do the young players construct their identity and sense of belonging? And what about the young women facing narrow and discriminatory views of femininity at the club? How do they resist?

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Image of rainbow flag with text Tackling Homophobia and Transphobia in sport.

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. 

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Image of lockers in sports club with text - Changing the culture in sports clubs. Listen to Ryan Storr - Pushing The Edge dot org slash 36

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?

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Why Sports Clubs should build links to multicultural 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. 

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Making sport accessible for people with disabilities - with Sam De Leve

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

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Teaching Physical Education in a More Inclusive Way - with Grant O Sullivan and Loretta Konjarski

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.

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Making sport safe comfortable and welcoming for LGBTI people

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.

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Taking back the game we love - Making Football More Welcoming with The Outer Sanctum

 The pale, male, staleness of football is being challenged. Find out how The Outer Sanctum is changing how we talk about footy – including the voices of women, and those who rarely get attention – speaking to the fans who’ve often felt excluded due to the sexism, racism and homophobia in football.

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