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STEP 2: AUDIT YOUR CLUB'S CURRENT POSITION
Your club should undertake an audit, to find out how inclusive It Is for LGBTIQ+ participants. This will allow your club to identify the areas it can make improvements. The audit can be conducted by surveying your club members and assessing your club’s current practices.
SURVEY YOUR CLUB MEMBERS
Survey your club members to understand if they think your club is inclusive for LGBTIQ+ participants.
An example of a survey your club could adapt is:
Do you feel welcome at our club?
Would you agree that our club is welcoming and safe for members of the LGBTIQ+ community?
Are you aware of our club's Social Inclusion Policy?
Are you aware of our club's complaints policy and procedure?
Do club photos and other promotional material reflect the membership of our club?
Are our club's change facilities accessible to everyone, including members of the LGBTIQ+ community?
Do our club's change facilities provide appropriate privacy?
Share the results with your club and point out that this is the starting point on the path to developing a more inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone.
ASSESS CURRENT CLUB PRACTICES
Undertake an assessment to see If your club’s practices are inclusive for LGBTIQ+ participants.
In assessing your club’s current practices, consider the following:
Do your facilities offer gender neutral change rooms?
Do your registration forms allow people to nominate non-binary or other gender options?
Do your uniforms come in a variety of cuts and allow each person to choose the uniform they want to wear?
Do you have policies or guidelines that support the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people in your club?
Once your club has undertaken an assessment of its current practices, it’s important to identify areas for improvement and develop an action plan to make those improvements.
If your club would like to undertake a more detailed assessment of its current practices, there are resources available to do this through Proud 2 Play and Pride in Sport.
Click on the images below to view the resources.
Proud 2 Play, in conjunction with Vic Health, has a template questionnaire that your club can use.
The Pride in Sport Index is a benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of people with diverse sexualities and genders within Australian sporting organisations and codes more broadly.