Safe & Inclusive Sport

Safe Sport:

The word safe means to be secure from danger, and the question is, how can physical sports be safe? Questions like these must have gone through your mind. A safe sport doesn’t mean that it only protects you from getting injured or any physical injury. It also safeguards you from any mental illness.

Every individual has the right to enjoy without being judged. Sport Australia makes sure that everyone gets a chance to play sport despite where they belong, what culture they follow, and their abilities. It is not the colours of your skin or your background that will help you achieve your aim, but it’s your devotion, commitment, and how badly you want something in your life.

It encourages the ones that are devoted to the sport. It also protects the players from discrimination. And that is what makes the sport safe and inclusive.

Sports Integrity Australia:

Integrity is a widely spread topic, and without that, competition is meaningless. Therefore, every single person must maintain and value it in sports.

Role as an individual:
If you are an athlete, coach, guider, support member, you have to make sure that you are:

  • Able to make firm decisions
  • Stick to law
  • Dedicated to sport
  • Supporting the policies

Role as a Sports organisation:
If you are a part of a team of any sports organisation, make sure that they

  • Shares excellent and positive environment
  • Shares good communication with all members
  • Stick to the laws and rules
  • Shows strong leadership

Sport integrity Australia works to raise the voice against the threats to sports integrity. The threats to sports integrity include all the illegal works or plans that affect the positive individual.

Some of the threats are following:

  1. Doping
  2. Match-fixing
  3. Discrimination
  4. Use of abusive language
  5. Harassment

Integrity Policies and Program:

We take care of the environment and players. We make sure to make you well aware of certain things that may include:

  • Alcohol
  • Bullying
  • Child protection
  • Complaint handling
  • Behaviours
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Member protection
  • Mental health

We make sure that athletes feel comfortable while playing. And that they consider themselves a part of a safe and friendly environment.

Reporting Integrity issues:

If you see something wrong is happening or going on, report it imminently. You can do it easily in the following ways:

  • To report any harassment, discrimination contact lynda.gusbeth@athletics.org.au.
  • To report any illegal work, i.e. match-fixing or doping, fill the form available on the Sports Integrity Australia websiteand email it to reporting@sportintegrity.gov.au.