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UNSW partners with Pride in Sport

As part of UNSW’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the partnership will offer education and assistance with strategy development.

UNSW Vice-Chancellor and President Attila Brungs holds a Pride in Sport plaque with Pride in Sport Project Officer Ben Cork. Pride in Sport is a national not-for-profit program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations with LGBTIQ+ inclusion. Photo: UNSW Sport

The landscape of sport is shifting rapidly.

Once the domain of traditional masculinity, and strictly for those who could thrive in a cutthroat and competitive environment, sport is now becoming more inclusive and broadening its target audience.

Within UNSW, the way sport is perceived is also changing.

The launch of the refreshed UNSW 2025 Sport Strategy in 2021 outlined the vision for UNSW Sport to deliver the best and most inclusive university sports experience in Australia.

UNSW Head of Sport and Local Communities Mark Wright understands that inclusivity is a vital cornerstone of the way sport is delivered.

“Sport, active recreation, and physical activity has the ability to build communities, develop a strong sense of belonging and to celebrate culture,” he said.

As part of this refreshed focus, UNSW has partnered with Pride in Sport – a national not-for-profit sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of employees, athletes, volunteers and spectators with diverse genders and sexualities.

This includes the application of the Pride in Sport Index, which allows organisations to set benchmarks and measure their progress year-on-year, to track progress and identify areas for improvement.

At the recent UNSW Blues and Sport Awards Dinner, Pride in Sport Project Officer Ben Cork presented a plaque acknowledging the partnership to UNSW Vice-Chancellor and President Attila Brungs.

To read more on the partnership between UNSW and Pride in Sport continue here.

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