Help offered for clubs to tackle racism, discrimination

DID you know that nearly 20% of Australians have experienced race-hate talk such as verbal abuse, racial slurs or name-calling?

How does your club handle racism and discrimination incidents?

Sport is all about having fun, competing safely and getting a fair go regardless of your skin colour, background or culture.

Yet despite a range of programs and policies, incidents of racism and discrimination still occur on a regular basis from grassroots to elite level across a range of sports every season.

The Australian Sports Commission has pledged its ongoing support to the "Racism. It Stops With Me" national campaign.

Your club can get on board by pledging your support and by never excusing or condoning acts of racism.

You can access a range of tools and resources on the Play by the Rules website:

This has been developed to assist your sporting club to prevent racism and how to address the issue and take action if it does occur.


Free law seminar to help clubs

SPORT and recreation organisations are often managed by volunteers who freely give their time and effort.

It can be difficult for busy volunteers to keep up to date on the legislative requirements, policies and processes that govern sport.

All are welcome to a free seminar on Laws Relevant to Sporting Clubs, to be held on Monday at the North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre. Register your interest online at


Active ideas for school holidays

THE Ipswich City Council Active Breaks program, delivered by Ipswich Sports House, is back for the June-July holidays.

More than 25 free activities for children aged 5-17 are being offered across the two weeks .

Activities include athletics, frisbee golf, rugby, tennis and trampolining.

Check out the schedule and register your child at


Have your say on indoor facilities

IPSWICH Sports House is inviting members of the public to an open forum regarding current and indoor sport and recreation facilities for Ipswich.

The forum will also consider current sport and recreation activity provision needs.

The information gathered will be used to identify future indoor sport facilities provision and expansion in Ipswich.

After a successful session in Ipswich last night, a second session will be held at Goodna Bowls Club on Thursday from 6.30pm.

For more details visit

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