DISABILITY INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY IN LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS
Everyone should have the opportunity to join a club and be a part of the action in any role they choose.
Here are five things sports clubs can do today to make their club a more inclusive place.
1. Be open and flexible. There are a variety of ways people with disability can be involved in your club from playing, coaching, committee to volunteering.
2. Use person-first language. Focus is on the person before their disability e.g. “person with disability”.
3. Ask don’t assume. Ask the person with disability how they would like to participate, don’t make assumptions about what they can and can’t do.
4 Accessibility helps everyone. Remember that small changes can have big impacts on a person with disability.
5. Get your club involved. Kick start your inclusion journey by registering to take part in the Sport4All training program.
Let’s get you on the inclusion podium.
Our inclusion health tracker allows you to assess the current level of inclusion in your club or school.
Understanding, learning and building inclusion is made easy with the Sport4All training resources.
Sport4All is about building partnerships with you, people with disability, local governments and National sporting organisations to build energy around inclusion.
What are some misconceptions people have about you and your disability?
“He is in a wheelchair so he will be useless to play with us. Don’t judge a person by their appearance. I might be a good goalkeeper because of the width of the chair.”
Your journey to inclusion is simple.
Register and take our inclusion scoreboard survey
Complete our short inclusion assessment for your club to determine your disability inclusion score.
Sit tight and we'll review your results
The Sport4All team will analyse your responses and generate your clubs Inclusion Scoreboard Report and send it to your nominated email address within 72 hours.
Get started on our online learning modules
Follow the prompts to enrol in our purpose built platform. Review your report and kick start your Sport4All online learning.
Complete an assessment.
Your answers will be collected and generated to identify areas where your club are doing well and highlight areas that need focus on increasing disability and accessibility inclusion in the Sport4All online learning workspace.