Inclusive club checklist
Regardless of age, gender, race and ability, inclusive clubs ensure that all members have an equal opportunity to participate at a level they choose.
Sport and recreation clubs are important to local communities and can be the best place to encourage positive contact and cooperation between people from a range of different backgrounds and abilities. There is great potential for sporting clubs and community groups to expand their memberships and reduce social isolation, by encouraging people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and age to join and participate.
Being inclusive means welcoming everyone.
Are you proud of the way your club gives everyone a fair go?
Completing the checklist
This checklist enables you to self-assess how your club is tracking against a number of key areas. It's also a great way to get ideas about how to become more inclusive and welcoming for all.
This tool should only take about 15 minutes to complete.
This is only a self-assessment tool and the Department encourages you to complete it at least once a year, with:
As a general guide, your club should be aiming for a total score of at least 36 out of 54. The Department can provide some support and advice to assist with improving your club's score, so contact us today.
Sharing your results with the Department
You may complete the checklist anonymously or choose to submit your results to the Department so your score can be viewed. The Department will not publish or advertise scores, however the benefits of sharing your score will assist us with the following:
- To gather information on the needs and requirements of clubs to better develop programs and initiatives to service clubs' needs. For example, training and development, resources, etc.
- Working with State Sporting Associations and Club Development Officers who can use the results to understand where support for clubs may be required.
Communication and marketing
Total score out of 54
Thank you for completing the Inclusive Club Checklist for your club.
Your overall scores gives you an indication of how your club rates on being inclusive. As a general guide, your club should be aiming for a total score of at least 36 out of 54.
The Department can provide some support and advice to assist with any of these areas.
If you would like to submit your results to the Department, this will help us gauge how inclusive clubs are in Western Australia.
If this process has been useful for your club, there are other tools available for you to complete an assessment of your entire club environment, including:
The Department provides Community Participation Funding to support clubs, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations, with programs that encourage low participation groups to get involved in sport and active recreation.
More information on Community Participation Funding
Contact the Community Participation Project Officer to discuss your project idea
Questions and support
If you would like to discuss strategies about how to become a more inclusive club, please contact
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Telephone +61 8 9492 9700
Email the Inclusion Team