On Wednesday 14th March we, together with Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, launched an Australian-first multicultural uniform guide open to all sports.
The guide was created to provide girls and women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds with clothing guidelines so that they are able to participate in sports more easily and with confidence.
Seven Western Australian sports with high numbers of CaLD participants have endorsed a series of pictorial posters and information sheets showing and describing uniform options for women and girls playing AFL, football (soccer), basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, cricket and netball.
The options feature guidelines around leggings, long-sleeved tops and head coverings.
The Female Multicultural Uniform Guide is an opportunity to provide young CaLD women with the confidence to move from school-based sport to club or competition level.
It also gives local sporting clubs a guide to help women play sport safely and in an inclusive and culturally appropriate way.
Each State Sporting Association has endorsed their guide as appropriate and fitting with their codes and regulations.
It is hoped the Australian-first project will provide inspiration for other States and Territories to develop similar guides to encourage greater participation in sport.