What Steps are being taken to promote diversity in sports?

Diversity acceptance and promotion has become critical in almost every aspect of the human life today. Let’s do the same in sports.

Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic shift in the sports landscape. Safe, welcoming, and accepting sporting environments are no longer a goal, but a necessity, thanks to government and community expectations for good governance, integrity, equality, member protection, and child safeguarding.

Twenty-five per cent of Australians are immigrants, nearly half of Australians have an immigrant parent, 260 languages are spoken, one in five has a disability, and more than half of the population consists of women and girls. Sports opportunities that honour difference, foster belonging, and draw participants from all walks of life are highly sought after in our culturally, linguistically, and gender-nonconforming communities.

What is Diversity?


When people have different experiences and perspectives, this is called diversity (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and religion). Considering the people who make up your immediate environment is a great starting point for thinking about diversity. How well does your club represent the many people living in the area? When people from different backgrounds are brought together, we have diversity; when people from different backgrounds work together, we have inclusion.

Steps to Be Taken

People from all walks of life and skin colours can be found in the world of sports. Experts in sport and exercise psychology work with athletes, exercisers, and coaches and research these groups. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is a global, interdisciplinary, professional organization that certifies individuals in the fields of sport, exercise, and health psychology. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) promotes the respect and value of human diversity among its members through professional actions in distinct ways.

  • Do not discriminate
  • Do not tolerate remarks that reflect disrespect for individuals based on physical or cultural bias.
  • Advocate for human diversity in research
  • Encourage people from various backgrounds to join and participate in the organization.
  • Seek education and training in multicultural methods to best serve the diverse clientele in sports, exercise psychology consulting, and Advocate for equity and multiculturalism.

Promotional Programs of the Sports Authority of India

SAI has developed the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Promotional Schemes at its 273 sports centres. The primary objective of these promotional initiatives is to identify future athletes and provide them with all necessary assistance.

SAI Promotional Schemes consist of

  • National Sports Talent Content Scheme (NSTC)
  • Army Boys Sports Company Scheme (ABSC)
  • SAI Training Centres Scheme (STC)
  • Special Area Games Scheme (SAG)
  • Centre of Excellence Scheme (COX)
  • SAI National Sports Academy

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