The way we play together shapes the way we live together
By embracing the True Sport values, you and your team, club or community group join a growing movement of Western Australians who believe that sport has the power to instill character in our kids, strengthen communities and increase opportunities for excellence.
We know that being a good sport can make a great difference whether it’s on the field, in the pool, on the track – everywhere.
By joining True Sport, you’ll be helping us share the positive value of sport with your teammates, your opponents and your family and start making a difference to our community.
Why get involved?
- To spark a conversation about why you come together to play, train and compete
- To help create a shared language that all sport and recreation participants use and understand
- To identify and interact with others who believe in similar values.
How to become a True Sport
Creating a fair, safe and open environment where good sport can grow stronger, brings out the best in people and communities. Standing up for the True Sport values is something to be proud of.
After joining, download the customisable True Sport declaration certificate, sign it and hang it in a prominent place for everyone to see.
There’s plenty of other resources available for you to use – just visit the resources page for more information.
Frequently asked questions
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What are the True Sport values?
True Sport is an advocacy campaign that supports local sporting clubs and associations to promote eight values that represent the benefits of sport and recreation to our whole community. After consulting with members of the sporting industry, it is apparent that what people believe that strong community values are an important part of having a positive sporting experience in our State. True Sport is the sport we want. Good sport can make a huge difference to our community and it is important to help sports work together to share this message through using a common language that everyone understands.
True Sport’s eight values should be part of everyday life both on and off the field. By embracing these values, teams, clubs, participants and officials can work together to create fun, fair and safe environments for one and all to participate in sporting activities.
What does True Sport want to achieve?
- Play fair
- Give back
- Have fun
- Include all
- Be healthy
- Be safe
- Show respect
- Bring your best.
True Sport will provide tools and resources to help clubs and associations share the positive, good-news stories that sport provides on a daily basis and to support the good work already being done by clubs in this area. Its goals are to:
- Develop and nurture a shared language
- Promote and explain the core values of sport
- Share good new stories in sport
- Collaborate with the industry.
It costs nothing to be a part of True Sport, except your time to share good stories!
What if I belong to more than one sports club?
If you like the sound of True Sport, get your team or club on board. Discuss True Sport with your group and then sign up online. As True Sport grows you’ll be able to engage with the broader community and others who can share their advice and support.
No worries! Any club you belong to can join in and share the values of True Sport. So if you participate in both a summer and a winter sport, by having both clubs join True Sport you will be sure that the same messages and values will be shared year-round with you, your team-mates, children and the wider community.