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Apr 25, 2017

In this episode, how can sport clubs open up opportunities for culturally diverse youth?

How can they help them bridge the gap between their communities and mainstream sporting teams?

And why should sports clubs reach out, beyond their traditional supporter base? What's in it for them and their communities?

Plus, we've also got the Lightning Round where we're pushing the edges of participation, assumptions, leadership and community.

Our guest is Sue McGill, Regional Manager of 'The Huddle' at North Melbourne Football Club, Australia.

For full show-notes go to:

Episode 35 Run-down

▪ Introduction to Sue and the North Melbourne Huddle

▪ The power of sport for social connections

▪ How The Huddle fosters connections for culturally diverse youth

▪ The importance of listening and the process of building trust with young people

▪ Why sporting clubs should build links to their multicultural communities

▪ What can Phys Ed teachers and Sports Coaches do to engage young people

▪ How do The Huddle teachers and coaches work with their young people?

▪ How The Huddle works against discrimination & helps foster pathways into mainstream sports teams - for its young people

▪ What does the newly started AFL Women's competition (in Australia) mean to Sue?

▪ The Lightning Round: participation, the power of sport, assumptions, re-thinking, leadership and community

▪ The power of sport as a community development vehicle

Episode Links

▪ To connect with Sue and The Huddle, plus find all the show links, go to

▪ There you'll also find resources to make your sports club more inclusive.

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