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Active Inclusion Deliver First In Series of City Of Charles Sturt Workshops

On Monday 1 March, Active Inclusion delivered the first in a series of five workshops for sport and recreation clubs in the City of Charles Sturt as part of the council’s Club Professional Development Series.

Hosted by the Fitzroy Community Club, Workshop One – Activating Inclusion sought to provide attendees representing 12 clubs and associations with an introduction to disability and impairment, cultural awareness and competency, gender identity and sexuality.

Active Inclusion General Manager Katrina Ranford led the three hour workshop guiding the group through an investigation of our own intersectionality & identity and understanding how advantage and disadvantage connect in our lives through understanding bias, privilege and barriers.

The session aimed to lay the foundation of base knowledge for attendees in using a person centred approach and skills for inclusive conversations, the benefits of diversity within clubs and activating an inclusive culture in organisations and the community.

 “We were pleased to see the enthusiastic engagement from all club representatives at the first workshop, and the few ‘aha’ moments as the participants were shown how to rethink inclusion in terms of belonging,” said Katrina Ranford.

 “These five sessions work together and provide a great opportunity for sporting clubs and organisations to re-think how they actively engage community members and bring more people into their clubs.”

 “Clubs involved can already start to see the benefits of being more open and proactive around inclusion and diversity, and the workshops are a great place to share these experiences and learn from other clubs,” added City of Charles Sturt Recreation and Sport Coordinator, Scott Edgecombe.

Thank you to the team at Fitzroy Community Club and in particular Giannina and Domenic, for hosting the event and for all who attended on the evening.

We hope all attendees found the first workshop beneficial for their club and members and look forward to working with more clubs in the future to support the creation of family friendly spaces and cultures in local sport and recreation.

The next workshop – Inclusive Language is scheduled to take place on Monday 29 March at Woodville South Sports & Community Club and is open to all sporting clubs in the City of Charles Sturt. If your organisation has not received an email containing event information and registration details please get in touch with the Active Inclusion team on 08 8122 6735 or email

Learn more about Active Inclusion and training opportunities here.