Multicultural Female Uniform Guidelines

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds are now be able to participate in sport more easily, with the release of this Australian-first multicultural uniform guide.

Sports:

Football (Australian Rules)

This uniform guideline aims to show the different options for girls and women to participate in AFL in Western Australia.
A model waering a football uniform

Option A

  • Club uniform shorts and jersey
  • Long club socks.
A model waering a football uniform

Option B

  • Club uniform shorts and top
  • Long sleeve skins/top underneath top – can be all black or club approved colour
  • Full length skins leggings under shorts in all black or club approved colour.
Club uniform shorts and top Long sleeve skins / top underneath top – can be all black or club approved colour Full length skins leggings under shorts in all black or club approved colour

Option C

  • Long sleeve jersey
  • Full length skins leggings under shorts in all black or club approved colour
  • Head covering in all black or club approved colour.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

Players must not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or another competitor. This includes no jewellery and no sharp pins on head coverings (hijabs).

  • If the head covering needs to be fastened, clips and non-sharp pins are to be used
  • Head covering must be all black or club colours.
  • Head covering must not be attached to the shirt.

Additional information:

  • Additional clothing options are for cultural/religious modifications only.
  • Extra clothing must be the same colour approved by the club.
  • Extra clothing must be worn under existing team uniform.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with WA Football Commission (WAFC) with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – WAFC on 9381 5599.

Basketball

This uniform guideline aims to show the different options for girls and women to participate in Basketball in Western Australia.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines basketball option A

Option A

  • Club uniform shorts and top.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines basketball option B

Option B

  • Club uniform shorts and top
  • Skin tight leggings/undershorts in black or club approved colour, under shorts
  • Skin tight undershirt (long or short) in all black or club approved colour.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines basketball option C

Option C

  • Club uniform shorts and top
  • Head scarf
  • Skin tight leggings/undershorts in black or club approved colour, under shorts.
  • Skin tight undershirt (long or short) in all black or club approved colour.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

  • Headscarves are permitted to be worn this includes head scarves or other fabric articles worn for religious purposes held in place by bobby pins or snap clips.
  • Players are permitted to take the court wearing bobby pins and/or one touch or snap clips to hold head scarfs in place as long as these items pose no threat to any player on the court.
  • Head covering should resemble the official colours of the association/club they are representing.

Additional information:

  • Extra clothing must be either black or the same colour approved by the club.
  • Extra clothing must be worn under the team uniform.
  • This guide is in addition to the rule governing undergarments in the 2017 FIBA rulebook.
  • These uniform allowances are applicable to all BWA associated leagues and competitions.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with Basketball WA with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – Basketball WA on 6272 0741.

Cricket

This uniform guideline aims to show the different options for girls and women to participate in cricket in Western Australia.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines cricket option A

Option A

  • Club t-shirt
  • Club pants.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines cricket option B

Option B

  • Club long sleeve shirt
  • Club pants or full length skins leggings under shorts in club approved colour
  • Head covering in club approved colour.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

Players must not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or another competitor. This includes no jewellery and no sharp pins on head coverings (hijabs).

  • If the head covering needs to be fastened, clips and non-sharp pins are to be used
  • Head covering must be all black or club colours
  • Head covering must not be attached to the shirt.

Additional information:

  • Additional clothing options are for cultural/religious modifications only
  • Extra clothing must be the same colour approved by the club
  • Extra clothing must be worn under existing team uniform
  • Helmets are compulsory in most formats of cricket, head coverings must fit safely underneath the helmet whilst batting.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – WACA on 9265 7222.

Gymnastics

This uniform guideline aims to show the different options for girls and women to participate in gymnastics in Western Australia.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines gymnastics option A

Ideal standard

  • Long sleeve leotard with bike shorts
  • Safe uniform
  • Ideal for grassroots programs
  • Ideal for competitions
  • A full-length unitard also satisfies requirements.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines gymnastics option B

Safe uniform

  • Long sleeve leotard with leggings or bike shorts
  • Tight fitting clothing, not a risk factor
  • Tight fitting clothing allowing coach to spot gymnast
  • Gymnast can perform basic inversions and rotations without interference.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines gymnastics option C

Safe uniform

  • Long sleeve leotard with leggings or bike shorts
  • Secure fitted head covering
  • Tight fitting clothing, not a risk factor
  • Tight fitting head covering does not restrict vision
  • Tight fitting clothing allowing coach to spot gymnast
  • Gymnast can perform basic inversions and rotations without interference.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines gymnastics unsuitable

Unsuitable

  • Floppy head covering
  • Loose long sleeve top
  • Long baggy pants
  • Loose clothing may cause entanglement on apparatus
  • Loose clothing or head covering restricting gymnasts field of vision
  • Loose clothing restricting coaches’ ability to spot the gymnast
  • Loose clothing restricting gymnasts range of movement.
Gymnasts must remove jewellery and other ornaments likely to cause injury in the gym. These guidelines apply to females with cultural or personal requirements participating in grassroots gymnastics at Gymnastics WA-affiliated clubs.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

Gymnasts must not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or other participants. This includes no jewellery and no sharp pins on head coverings (hijabs).

  • Head coverings must be tight fitting and secure
  • The head covering can be secured by tucking it in at the neck or using Velcro, headbands or elastics
  • Head covering can be all black, all white or club colours.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with Gymnastics WA with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – Gymnastics WA on 9228 9399.

Netball

This uniform guideline aims to show the different options for girls and women to participate in netball in Western Australia.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines netball netsetgo

NetSetGO

  • Any clothing that is safe and comfortable can be worn
  • Enclosed shoes.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines netball team dress or skirt

Team and club

  • Team uniform dress or top and skirt
  • Enclosed shoes.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines netball team dress or skirt leggings

Team and club

  • Team uniform dress or top and skirt
  • Long sleeve top in all black or team colours
  • Leggings or tight fitting pants in all black or team colours
  • Enclosed shoes.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines netball team dress or skirt leggings head covering

Team and club

  • Team uniform dress or top and skirt
  • Long sleeve top in all black or team colours
  • Leggings or tight fitting pants in all black or team colours
  • Head covering in black or team colours
  • Enclosed shoes.

Additional information:

  • Additional clothing options are for cultural/religious modifications only
  • Extra clothing must be the same colour approved by the team or all black or all white
  • Extra clothing must be worn under the existing team uniform.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

Players must not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or another competitor. This includes not wearing jewellery or sharp pins on head coverings (hijabs).

  • Head coverings must be tight and non-flowing
  • Head covering must not cover positional bib
  • If the head covering needs to be fastened, clips and non-sharp pins are to be used
  • Head covering must be all black, all white or team colours.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with Netball WA with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – Netball WA on 9380 3700.

Football (soccer)

This uniform guideline aims to show the different examples for girls and women to participate in soccer in Western Australia.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines football (soccer) option A

Example A

  • Club uniform shorts and top.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines football (soccer) option B

Example B

  • Club uniform shorts and top
  • Long sleeve skins/top underneath top – can be all black or club approved colour
  • Full length skins leggings under shorts in all black or club approved colour.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines football (soccer) option C

ExampleC

  • Club uniform shorts and top
  • Long sleeve skins/top underneath top – can be all black or club approved colour
  • Full length skins leggings under shorts in all black or club approved colour
  • Head covering in all black or club approved colour.

Additional information:

  • Additional clothing options are for cultural/religious modifications only
  • Extra clothing must be the same colour approved by the club
  • Extra clothing must be worn under existing team uniform.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

Players must not wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or another competitor. This includes no jewellery and no sharp pins on head coverings (hijabs).

  • If the head covering needs to be fastened, clips and non-sharp pins are to be used
  • Head covering must be all black or club colours
  • Head covering must not be attached to the shirt.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with Football West with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – Football West on 6181 0700.

Volleyball

This uniform guideline aims to show the different options for girls and women to participate in volleyball in Western Australia.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines volleyball option A

Option A

  • Short sleeve top
  • Bike shorts/shorts
  • Indoor volleyball.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines volleyball option B

Option B

  • Short sleeve top with long sleeve top
  • Shorts with leggings or track pants
  • Indoor volleyball.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines volleyball option C

Option C

  • Singlet
  • Bike shorts/shorts/leggings
  • Beach volleyball.
Multicultural female uniform guidelines volleyball option D

Option D

  • Singlet with long sleeve top or long sleeve top alone
  • Leggings
  • Beach volleyball.

Multicultural female uniform guidelines head coveringHead coverings

  • Can be worn with any option
  • Must be tight and non-flowing
  • Can be tied but are not to be fastened with any pins or sharp objects
  • Should resemble the official colours of the team.

Additional information:

  • Extra clothing under uniform can be worn but should resemble the official colours of your team
  • Legs – leggings or track pants can be worn under shorts to cover legs
  • Arms – long sleeve tops can be worn under jersey or singlet to cover arms
  • Hair – head coverings can be worn to cover your hair at anytime
  • Footwear – enclosed athletic shoes for indoor volleyball and barefoot for beach volleyball.
Disclaimer: This document was prepared in consultation with Volleyball WA with a view to assist culturally and linguistically diverse women participate safely in sport at club level. Sport and Recreation (WA), its officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from following the uniform options or statements contained in this document. This document is a guide only and to exercise caution when choosing attire to ensure they can participate safely in the activity. If you have any questions in relation to the guide please contact your State Sporting Association directly – Volleyball WA on 9228 8522.