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Integrity in sport

Sport is valued in our community. It’s important we protect that value and maintain the integrity of sport.

Sport is valued in our community. It’s important we protect that value and maintain the integrity of sport.

Threats to sports integrity include those which impact honest sport, such as doping and match fixing, as well as those which impact peoples positive experience in sport, such as abuse, discrimination and harassment.

Everyone has a role to play, including organisations and individuals.

Sport organisations:

  • Shared values and positive culture
  • Committed and strong leadership
  • Understand and adhere to laws
  • Robust codes of conduct and integrity related policies 
  • Ongoing education and training for all members, participants and staff/volunteers
  • Ongoing communication to all members

Individuals (participants, administrators, coaches, managers, volunteers, spectators etc):

  • Strong personal values and ethical decision making
  • Understand and adhere to laws
  • Adhere to your sport organisations policies and codes of conduct
  • Be informed and take part in relevant training

Resource directory

Integrity is a broad topic and there are a wide range of resources available to organisations and individuals. Where relevant, always check with your State or National Sporting organsation for guidance and advice first.

Our Safe and Fair Clubs section covers a wide range of practical advice for clubs on integrity issues.

Good Sports – accreditation, resources, training

Liqour and Gaming NSW

Office of Sport – bullying information

Office of Sport - Child Safe Sport

Office of Sport – complaints information 

Office of Sport – eSafety information

Office of the eSafety Commissioner – resources, report incidents, training

Office of the eSafety Commissioner – checklist for sport organisations

Play by the Rules – Ethical decisions online course

Play by the Rules – Walking the Talk online course

Office of Sport – Harassment information 

Play by the Rules – harassment online training

Play by the Rules – inclusion and diversity advice

Play by the Rules – sport club/organisation case studies

Sport Integrity Australia 

Office of Sport - advice for State/Peak Sporting Organisations

Governance – Play by the Rules – Governance advice for clubs

Play by the Rules – introduction to integrity

Office of Sport – Member protection information 

Office of Sport – Mental health information

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