Sport & Community
Grass-roots Sport & Active Recreation makes a significant contribution to building communities.
Involvement in sport and active recreation clubs and organisations helps develop community networks, provides vital foundations for social cohesion, and provides individuals with a sense of belonging, support and social interaction.
Community-based sporting organisations provide the structures for addressing many of the social issues facing Australia. Issues such as racial vilification, equity, diversity, access for people with a disability, Indigenous Australians, new arrivals, cultural and linguistically diverse populations, older aged participants and young people for example are all being addressed by community clubs, organisations and associations in a positive manner.
Community sport and active recreation provides many opportunities for members of our society to meet, interact, develop and grow. Young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous Australians face additional challenges in their developmental pathway that makes them vulnerable to social and structural disconnection. In these cases sport and recreation can provide an increased range of opportunities to connect with the community.
Included in this section is a range of information relevant to sport and the community.
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Access for Specific Populations
Further information on access for specific populations, such as CALD, Indigeneous, and access for people with a disability can be found in the Welcoming & Inclusive section of this website. Further information on access for women can be found in the Women's Sport section of this site.
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