Pride In Sport Index participation to contribute to Homeplate Status

Pride In Sport Index participation to contribute to Homeplate Status

After officially becoming the latest member of the Australian Pride in Sport program, Softball Australia will recognise the participation of the Pride In Sport Community Sport Club Index (PSI) as a contributor to Homeplate Status.

The free Pride In Sport Community Sport Club Index (PSI) Index is the first and only benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of people with diverse sexualities and genders within Australian sporting organisations and codes more broadly.

It is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sports Commission and a legacy of the Bingham Cup, Sydney. Following the release of the Out on the Fields study in May 2015, the largest international study examining homophobia in sport, these organisations commissioned Pride in Diversity to develop a Pride in Sport Index.

Participating in the index will allow Australian sporting organisations to not only assess their own practice, but determine that which constitutes good practice, along with the ability to benchmark their own initiatives against an external measure and other sporting organisations.

Clubs and Associations who complete the survey will also be eligible to receive 10 points towards the Homeplate Ladder Program.

Softball Clubs and Associations are asked to complete the Community Sports Club Submission Document by 9.00am Monday 8 February 2021 and submit to [email protected].

More information on the PSI is available at prideinsport.com.au.

Softball Australia is committed to further develop and enhance the inclusion of LGBTQ people across the Australian softball community.

ACON Health’s Pride in Sport program is the only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of employees, athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators with diverse genders and sexualities. Being a Pride in Sport member means working towards a more inclusive, safe and healthy sporting environment.

The Homeplate Ladder program for 2020/21 is well underway with Clubs and Associations encouraged to take advantage of the assets and information available on the Homeplate website to another push and encourage clubs and associations to start sending through their information to start earning points.

For more information, contact [email protected].