SportWest, the peak industry body for sport in Western Australia today launched a new True Sport initiative addressing poor sideline behaviour in sport. The True Sport Sideline Behaviour Initiative “There’s no place for poor sideline behaviour. Let Us Play” seeks to increase public awareness of the impact of poor sideline behaviour in sporting environments.
A coordinated marketing campaign by SportWest will be shared by all WA sports seeking to inspire change and support clubs with resources on how to create respectful club environments and handle conflict in a safe and positive manner.
SportWest have engaged with several WA State Sporting Associations who have experienced a challenging winter competition season with incidents of poor sideline behaviour. SportWest CEO, Matt Fulton is delighted to partner with Club Respect and support sports to advocate for behavioural change. “Club Respect have been leaders in assisting clubs and sporting organisations to build and maintain a culture of respect and aligns perfectly with key initiatives of True Sport. True Sport is being your best. It’s about providing a safe, respectful and enjoyable environment for all to participate in any sport at any level. Respect underpins the culture of clubs – respect for umpires, coaches, the opposition and fellow teammates. Supporters have an important role to play in modelling respect, applauding good play on both sides and calling out poor behaviour of others.”
Tarik Bayrakli, Club Respect Manager is thrilled to collaborate with SportWest. “Club Respect is delighted to partner with SportWest and True Sport on their sideline behaviour initiative. Club Respect and SportWest are deeply committed to fostering cultures of respect and inclusivity within sports clubs, making this collaboration a natural fit. The partnership is also a significant opportunity to raise awareness of Club Respect’s important resources within Western Australia and on a broader scale, empowering more clubs across the country and beyond to promote respect in sport.”
To access True Sport Club Respect resources click HERE