Community connection and equality | Sport and Recreation Strategy

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Sport and active recreation brings Queenslanders from all backgrounds, ages and abilities together. When we play or support our favourite clubs and active recreation organisations, we build the social bonds and networks that make our communities stronger and better places to live.

Because participation in sport and recreation contributes to a sense of belonging, we must work to ensure that access to these activities is provided equally to all Queenslanders, particularly disadvantaged groups.

Breaking down barriers

We know that some Queenslanders experience barriers that keep them from participating in community life, including taking part in sport and active recreation. This includes barriers linked to age, gender, cultural background, disability and socioeconomic disadvantage.

We need to work in partnership with stakeholders, service providers, sport and active recreation sectors and local governments to design inclusive sport and active recreation opportunities, building participation and social inclusion.

We want to understand the challenges people face that can lead to them feeling unable to participate.

Valuing our volunteers

Without volunteers, most clubs and organisations could not deliver opportunities to participate in sport and active recreation. Volunteering in our grassroots sport and recreation clubs also builds team work and leadership skills in young people and adults.

We need to address the challenges of keeping people in volunteer roles to ensure all Queenslanders can benefit from the services provided by grassroots clubs now and in the future.

Sport and active recreation brings Queenslanders from all backgrounds, ages and abilities together. When we play or support our favourite clubs and active recreation organisations, we build the social bonds and networks that make our communities stronger and better places to live.

Because participation in sport and recreation contributes to a sense of belonging, we must work to ensure that access to these activities is provided equally to all Queenslanders, particularly disadvantaged groups.

Breaking down barriers

We know that some Queenslanders experience barriers that keep them from participating in community life, including taking part in sport and active recreation. This includes barriers linked to age, gender, cultural background, disability and socioeconomic disadvantage.

We need to work in partnership with stakeholders, service providers, sport and active recreation sectors and local governments to design inclusive sport and active recreation opportunities, building participation and social inclusion.

We want to understand the challenges people face that can lead to them feeling unable to participate.

Valuing our volunteers

Without volunteers, most clubs and organisations could not deliver opportunities to participate in sport and active recreation. Volunteering in our grassroots sport and recreation clubs also builds team work and leadership skills in young people and adults.

We need to address the challenges of keeping people in volunteer roles to ensure all Queenslanders can benefit from the services provided by grassroots clubs now and in the future.