Hockey Victoria’s Pride Round commences Friday 29th of July 2022 and runs until Wednesday 3rd of August 2022.
Waverley Hockey Club is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination, especially in the sporting arena. Waverley Hockey Club welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Social inclusion is about making sure everyone can participate as valued, respected and contributing members of society. It is also about the acceptance and equal treatment of members of the wider community regardless of their gender, gender identity, sexuality, age, disability, religious or cultural background, or other attributes that may lead to people feeling excluded or isolated.
As an affiliate Waverley Hockey Club follows Hockey Victoria’s (HV) inclusion policy. This policy provides Hockey Victoria’s (HV) and Waverley Hockey Club’s position on the inclusion of all people. This policy can be found on the HV website here: https://www.hockeyvictoria.org.au/info-hub/policies/
Take a look at the LGBTQ+ in sport infographic below and challenge yourself to reflect upon what you can do to welcome and include all Club members at Waverley Hockey Club.
We also encourage Coaches, Umpires and Committee members across Waverley HC to consider completing the Play by the Rules “Creating an LGBTI+ Inclusive Club” online training course here: https://www.playbytherules.net.au/online-courses/creating-an-lgbti-inclusive-club
The PBTR LGBTI+ course is designed to help sporting organisations adopt a culture that is inclusive of LGBTI+ people. This course will assist participants to define the LGBTI+ inclusion, adopt inclusive language, and address barriers to inclusion in the future.
Find out more about the history of the Rainbow flag and the many variations that have been created since the original gay pride flags flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1978.
Find out more about Pride in Sport click here: https://www.prideinsport.com.au/