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Public Lecture: ‘Managing diversity in junior sport: the tension between participation and talent identification’

Whether it’s within the workplace or on the sporting field, ‘diversity’ involves managing talent. In this public lecture, TASA member Professor Karen Farquharson will explore how community-based junior sports clubs balance the desire to provide participation opportunities for children and the imperative to win. Drawing from ‘Participation versus performance: Managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity […]

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Angela Williamson’s sacking shows gulf between Cricket Australia’s words and deeds

Angela Williamson was sacked by Cricket Australia because of tweets criticising Tasmanian government policy. Twitter/Peter Mathew David Rowe, Western Sydney University Cricket Australia’s dismissal of a top Tasmanian cricketing official for “making offensive comments” has received enormous media attention in Australia and overseas. (more…)

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Angela Williamson’s sacking shows gulf between Cricket Australia’s words and deeds

Angela Williamson was sacked by Cricket Australia because of tweets criticising Tasmanian government policy. Twitter/Peter Mathew David Rowe, Western Sydney University Cricket Australia’s dismissal of a top Tasmanian cricketing official for “making offensive comments” has received enormous media attention in Australia and overseas. In its letter to terminate the employment of Public Policy and Government […]

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Why stereotypes of sexy women fans persist at the World Cup

Kim Toffoletti, Deakin University This article is part of a World Cup series exploring the politics, economics, science and social issues behind the world’s most popular sports event. Globally, women’s football fandom is on the rise, with women comprising around 40% of worldwide television audiences for the 2014 men’s football World Cup. Couple this with […]

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Sport: Participation versus performance

TASA members Ramon Spaaij, Karen Farquharson & Ruth Jeanes, along with their colleagues, have been researching diversity in sport. Their research has culminated in the following articles and reports.  Ramon Spaaij & Ruth Jeanes, ‘Practical steps to supporting diversity in junior sport‘. Play by the Rules. Spaaij, R., Farquharson, K., Gorman, S., Jeanes, R., Lusher, D., […]

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