Find out how some of our top sports developed and implemented their own Inclusive Sport Framework.
Swimming Australia is one of Australia’s leading national sports organisations, particularly in the inclusion space, where they have done a large amount of work over many years. Swimming Australia developed an Inclusive Swimming Framework (ISF) – a blueprint to guide Swimming Australia, its stakeholders and aquatic partners toward achieving full inclusion of people from a diverse array of circumstances and backgrounds in swimming and aquatic activities.
The ISF incorporates the direction, thoughts and opinions of the swimming and aquatic community and aims to establish a consistent approach to planning and policy development for the swimming and aquatics sector.
Learn more about how Swimming Australia used the 7 Pillars of Inclusion as the underlying philosophy to promote diversity and inclusion in their sport.
National Rugby League (NRL)
As a result of a review conducted between 2016-17, the National Rugby League (NRL) developed an Inclusion Framework that brings together all of its strategies, policies, programs and partnerships in one place and in a clear and coherent way. The Framework outlines how the NRL will continue to work to promote participation and engagement across a diverse range of people that make up rugby league communities.
The Framework also highlights ways for members and clubs to get further involved in promoting inclusion and diversity across all levels of the game. As part of the review, they have also developed an Anti-Discrimination and Vilification Framework, bringing together all of the NRL’s member protection policies and codes of conduct in one place to ensure everyone involved in the sport is aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities. The NRL’s Inclusion Framework includes an online Inclusion web-section, an Inclusion Action Manual, tools and resources and train-the-trainer resources for game and development officers to promote 7 Pillars of Inclusion and actions to take under each pillar.
For the game and its members to flourish and grow, netball clubs and associations needed to continue to identify and implement strategies to make their environments more accessible and inclusive for all. As a result, Netball Australia adopted the 7 Pillars of Inclusion model as the basis of an inclusive framework for its netball communities as part of its One Netball program.
Netball Australia developed a one-stop-shop including online resources, an online survey, an action handbook, templates, tools and Connected Clubs and Communities workshops to help clubs and association members learn more and master the 7 Pillars of Inclusion.
The demographic of the communities in which golf operates in Australia has changed dramatically in recent times. Today, 25% of Australia’s population is born overseas, almost 50% have one parent born in other countries, 260 languages are spoken, over 50% are women or girls, and more than one in five, or 4.3 million people, identify as having a disability.
Golf Australia’s Inclusive Sport Framework outlines how the sport of golf is working to create a more respectful, safer, non-discriminatory and inclusive sport for all. It also aims to highlight ways for everyone to get involved to promote inclusion and diversity across all levels of the game.
Golf Australia's Inclusive Sport Framework is based on the 7 Pillars of Inclusion model. The framework also brings together relevant research and reports, valuable participation data on different population groups in golf, key inclusion contacts and GA’s partners in this work.