Inclusion: Aboriginal Initiatives
Vicsport acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which Vicsport is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.
This page has been developed by Vicsport in partnership with the Victorian State Government to provide you with practical information and resources in understanding the important role sport plays in creating safe and welcoming environments for Aboriginal people.
WATCH: Below are two videos highlighting how sport can be used as a vehicle to create social change, and how storytelling is at the heart of Aboriginal culture.
For clubs looking to create an Indigenous Round within their league, see below a sample information kit from Deadly Gippsland. This information kit illustrates how to set up a "Dreamtime Round", ideas on how to promote and market the event, and how to get other clubs on board.
For more information about Deadly Gippsland click here
Peter Norman - I'll Stand With You
L-R: Peter Norman standing alongside athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 200m medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.
WATCH: Peter Norman was a man who stood up for human rights at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. A story that captured the world's attention of how a 24 year-old man from Melbourne made the courageous choice to stand alongside two Americans by wearing a badge of the Olympic Project for Human Rights in support of fellow athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith. The video below showcases the story of Peter Norman in full and how racism has no place in today's society.