This session is designed to allow senior club leaders to examine and determine what kind of club they want to create and how they, as leaders, can drive the change they want to see. Essentially great clubs are values driven and leaders are aware of their own strengths, but more importantly they are looking to identify and develop the strengths of other club members so that in the end change is driven by everyone.

“SALT has provided our club with the means to create an inclusive and safe environment for the players. Everyone is now more consciously aware of the need to look after each other.”

– Captain, Metropolitan Football Club

Topics covered in the presentation include:

  • What does it mean for people who have known exclusion to know acceptance?
  • What do local clubs look like when they are at their best?
  • Where does racism start and how does it grow?
  • Where does gender inequality start and how does it grow?
  • Where does homophobia start and how does it grow?
  • The power of unconscious bias and stereotyping
  • What is my experience in regard to each of these areas of exclusion and what is my response to becoming a champion of change?
  • Understanding the link between disrespect and violence
  • Challenging our mates and standing up for what is right
  • Creating a club where all people feel welcomed and equal