Published on August 24, 2012 10:00 am

Former Melbourne Football Club superstar and television personality Garry Lyon has recorded a series of nine videos to help encourage welcoming and inclusive clubs across Victoria.

Welcoming & Inclusive Clubs

Former Melbourne Football Club superstar and television personality Garry Lyon has recorded a series of nine videos to help encourage welcoming and inclusive clubs across Victoria.

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Sport & Recreation Victoria has released a series of nine short video messages from AFL superstar and media personality Garry Lyon to help encourage welcoming and inclusive clubs across Victoria.In these videos, Garry Lyon talks about:

·         sport’s ability to bring communities together;

·         treating others as you.d like to be treated;

·         keeping perspective during the game;

·         developing a positive culture for your club;

·         breaking down the .us against them. mentality;

·         what makes clubs a great place for kids to have fun;

·         creating an open and welcoming environment for everyone;

·         the positive roles that women play in sport; and

·         connecting your club to the local community.

These videos were funded through the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport.

These videos can be viewed at the following website

 http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/sport/inclusive-sport/welcoming-and-inclusive-clubs 

The WorkSafe VCFL encourages all local football administrators to have a look at these videos. 

They have some great pointers on actions you can take at your club, but more so, they speak about inclusion and diversity in plain simple language that anyone can understand.

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