Diversity and Inclusion
Olympic FC acknowledges that diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of community clubs.
The club is committed to its community roots and is looking to diversify its programs to grow female participation and offer targeted programs for players with a disability. These programs will have ongoing benefits for not just the participants but the whole club community including players, coaches, staff, siblings and parents/guardians.
Olympic FC has developed a female football strategy to grow female participation in football. We are creating an environment that creates opportunities for females of all ages to develop skills and confidence as a player, coach, official or volunteer, while supporting their personal growth.
We aim to deliver quality female football programs that inspire and promotes females in all avenues of football.
We will do this by:
- Developing players and coaches for progression from within the club
- Offering free Introduction to football programs for girls aged 4 – 7 years.
- Offering Girls FC, a girls-only program for ages 6-12 years
- Introducing an All Ability program for girls and boys with special needs.
Our goals for the immediate future are:
Upgrade female facilities
Increase junior membership, especially girls
Develop female coaches from within the club
Increase female participation in volunteer roles throughout the club
Increase the number of female referees
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All Abilities program
To be a truly inclusive community club, Olympic FC needs to provide programs for players of ALL abilities.
To address this, the club is establishing a skills-based ‘All Abilities Program’ designed for children and young adults with a disability.
Benefits of the program for participants include:
- language development
- improved spatial and sensory awareness
- having fun!
The club recognizes that benefits will be two-way – coaches, parents, supporting helpers and the club community will also benefit from the program and interaction with All Abilities participants.
Depending upon the advice of Queensland Health at the time, the Club aims to trial the program on Saturday mornings from Saturday 10 October until 4 December 2020. Initially the program is targeted at children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
If successful, the club intends to expand the program to other people with special needs.
Our aims for 2020 are:
Develop and implement a high quality All Abilities Program, with help from experts in the disability and education sectors
Start All Abilities Program in Term 4 2020
Find sponsors to support the program
Employ qualified coaches to deliver All Abilities Program
Ensure that coaches have all they need to deliver the All Abilities Program successfully
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