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Sport Psychology, Equity and Physical Activity: Home
"The purpose of the competitions arranged by the AIC is to promote and provide a range of sporting and associated activities. This competition will encourage the participation of students from our member schools in the spirit of our Christian ideals."
"Sport Australia has developed a five step process and a comprehensive toolkit to assist sports to develop their own Inclusive Sport Frameworks. Through this process, sports will develop clear strategies, policies, programs and practices that encourage greater diversity and inclusion."
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to keeping sports relevant and viable, whilst supporting all Australians to develop their physical literacy for active and healthy lives. The ASC is aware that the sport environment is changing and is dedicated to supporting our national sporting organisations to thrive and maximise their ability to contribute to participation outcomes.
"This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness. The text introduces and analyses current issues of importance for those concerned with human movement and culture, whether it is in the context of teaching physical education, coordinating / marketing sport and recreational programs, coaching or servicing the general population - young and old - with any form of physical activity"
"Differential effects of physical activity (PA) interventions across population sub-groups may contribute to inequalities in health. This systematic scoping review explored the state of the evidence on equity effects in response to interventions targeting children's PA promotion. The aims were to assess and summarise the availability of evidence on differential intervention effects of children's PA interventions across gender, body mass index, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, place of residence and religion"
"The article reports on the effort of Canadian track and field Olympian Abby Hoffman to attract more girls to participate in sports dominated by boys, the challenges faced by female athletes and disparity of both sexes in physical activity participation. Topics discussed include the attempt of Hoffman to join a hockey team, the findings of the Canadian Health Measures survey on physical activity criteria and the underrepresentation of women in sports."
"This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.” "
"In a perfect world, the government would have objectively and fairly worked out which clubs were most needy and where the money could be best spent. That’s not what happened." The Guardian newspaper (Jan, 2020)
"This review examines gender identity issues in competitive sports, focusing on the evolution of policies relating to female gender verification and transsexual participation in sport. The issues are complex and continue to challenge sport governing bodies, including the International Olympic Committee, as they strive to provide a safe environment in which female athletes may compete fairly and equitably."
..."I’ve been asked my opinion about transgender athletes by people who think trans inclusion is "just unfair" to cisgender girls. If we’re so concerned about fairness, how fair would it be to deny those same opportunities to trans girls?..." (April, 2021).
..."The notion of transgender girls having an unfair advantage comes from the idea that testosterone causes physical changes such as an increase in muscle mass. But transgender girls are not the only girls with high testosterone levels...." Scientific American (March, 2021).