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Mar 28, 2017

In this episode, how do we make Physical Education more safe and welcoming for our diverse mix of students?

We tackle labels and the limitations of gender specific sports, as well as being closeted as an athlete.

Also how we can help young people have a more positive view of their bodies - and what you can do right now - to make your Physical Education classes more inclusive.

Then there's the Lightning Round where we're pushing the edges of language , lifelong participation, mental health, self-acceptance and inclusion.

For full show-notes go to:

Show Guests

Grant O Sullivan and Loretta Konjarski - from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia

Episode 33 Run-down

▪ Introduction

▪ Grant introduces himself

▪ The impact of being a closeted athlete

▪ Loretta introduces herself

▪ The impact of labels and why we should challenge them

▪ The impact of homophobia and transphobia on young people's participation in sport

▪ How Physical Education teachers can make their classrooms more inclusive

▪ How we can shift beyond the status quo - in Physical Education teaching

▪ How schools are teaching physical education in more inclusive ways

▪ How sport impacts on young people's body image

▪ How we can promote a more positive body image

▪ How we can challenge those who are wedded to gender specific sports

▪ What you can do if you're looking for a more inclusive Physical Education or Sports space

▪ The Lightning Round

Episode Links

▪ To connect with Loretta and Grant plus all the show links - go to

▪ There you'll also find loads of resources to help make your Phys Ed class or sporting club more inclusive. Plus listen to previous episodes in this Sporting season.

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