Play Well

Play Well

Everyone
has a place in sport

Our strategy

Sport is a powerful vehicle for personal growth, community building and positive social change.

Australia’s Sport Participation Strategy has been co-designed with the sector, where individuals of all ages, backgrounds, gender, and abilities can come together to access the benefits of sport.

Everyone has a right to participate in sport and through this strategy we are creating safe, welcoming, inclusive and fun sporting environments and experiences.

Together we can change the face of sport and help more Australians play well.

Play Well

The Australian Sport Participation Strategy launched on Thursday 23 November and promises to change the way we experience, deliver and lead the sector, to ensure that everyone has a place in sport.

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Our approach

Australia’s Sport Participation Strategy has been co-designed by the sport sector, for the sport sector.

Project Steering Group

The Project Steering Group (PSG) played a significant role in developing the strategy, contributing their ideas, critical thinking and advice.

Members represent a diverse cross-section of Australia, bringing a wide range of lived and professional experience from national sporting organisations, government, community organisations and academia.

Portrait of Assmaah Helal
Assmaah Helal
Chief Operating Officer, Creating Chances
Portrait of Cathy Kiss
Cathy Kiss AM
Manager, Community Recreation and Aquatics Planning, City of Melbourne
Portrait of Courtney Fewquandie
Courtney Fewquandie
General Manager, First Nations Football, Football Australia, Butchulla and Gubbi Gubbi
Portrait of Dr Phil Hamdorf
Dr Phil Hamdorf
Chair Disability Sports Australia / Chair Skate Australia
Portrait of Jacara Egan
Jacara Egan
Nation Manager, First Nations Wellbeing and Healing, Headspace / AFLW coach, Muthi Muthi and Gunditjmara
Portrait of Kieren Perkins
Kieren Perkins OAM
CEO, Australian Sports Commission
Portrait of Maia Tua-Davidson
Maia Tua-Davidson
National Manager Welcoming Clubs, Welcoming Australia
Portrait of Matt Fulton
Matt Fulton
CEO, SportWest
Portrait of Meghan Mayman
Meghan Mayman
Executive Officer, Regional Sport Victoria
Portrait of Michael Walker
Michael Walker PLY
Principle Advisor, Universal Design, Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority
Portrait of Phil Jones
Phil Jones
CEO, Paddle Australia
Portrait of Pierre Comis
Pierre Comis
CEO, Special Olympics Australia
Portrait of Priya Khanna
Priya Khanna
Strategy Manager, Golf Australia 
Portrait of Richard McInnes
Richard McInnes
Former CEO, Water Polo Australia Executive General Manager, Sport and Community Capability, ASC
Portrait of Shaun McEachin
Shaun McEachin
National Lead Sport Development, Squash Australia
Portrait of Stuart Hodge
Stuart Hodge
CEO, Sport NSW
Portrait of Sunil Menon
Sunil Menon
Head of Community, Melbourne City FC
Portrait of Tracy Taylor
Professor Tracy Taylor
Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, RMIT University