Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups (CaLD)
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) refers to the wide range of cultural groups and individuals that form part of our community. It includes groups and individuals who differ according to religion, race, language and ethnicity.
Sharing our cultural heritages
In 2016, 28.5% of Australians were born overseas. Only half of Western Australians who were born in non-English speaking countries participate in an organised physical activity – that is, have memberships at local and state sporting clubs. However, many more are actively involved in social sports at school, in parks, with youth groups and with family and friends.
Sporting associations and clubs have a great opportunity to expand their membership, by encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to join and share their unique cultural heritage with other members.