The Game Plan Resource Kit, developed by the Centre for Multicultural Youth, provides information and ideas to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity and to attract and retain young people – families from migrant and refugee backgrounds as members, players, coaches, trainers and leaders.
Increasing cultural diversity in an organisation – such as a sports club or body – is possible when the organisation is more culturally inclusive.
The process of becoming more culturally inclusive in a club need not be a difficult one, but it does require a commitment from club administrators and members.
It is more than just simply producing promotional material in different languages. It is about promoting a culture of inclusiveness within the club, being aware of and respectful of different cultures and religions in the community, and making your club a safe, welcoming place that caters to diversity. This resource also assists clubs to build a membership that reflects the diversity of the wider community.
It is important for a club’s leadership – its committees, coaches and team managers – to take the lead on this work, and to get the whole club thinking and talking about how it can increase its cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is everybody’s business.
Visit the Centre for Multicultural Youth website to download the Game Plan Resource Kit.