Over the last five years, Cricket Victoria have been continually working towards making cricket a more inclusive sport for our LGBTIQ+ community.
With support from Sport and Recreation Victoria, Cricket Victoria (CV) and Cricket Australia (CA) engaged with Victoria University (VU) to conduct research titled “Exploring LGBTI+ Inclusion within Australian Cricket”. The research explored the current climate and attitudes towards LGBTI+ inclusion within Australian cricket.
Following the research, recommendations were made to Cricket Victoria for how our sport can be more inclusive to the LGBTI+ community. Cricket Victoria have continued to work through these recommendations by conducting further research, hosting LGBTIQ+ events, celebrating days of significance, we developed a Proud Cricket program in conjunction with Proud 2 Play and VicHealth and engaged with organisations to develop our policies.
The groundwork has started, however we need more support and involvement from our LGBTIQ+ community to help us achieve our goals and drive change for the LGBTIQ+ community in Victorian Cricket. The aim of the committee is to provide advice, ideas and support the work Cricket Victoria carry out in the space from community engagement through to policy.
Applications are now open for Cricket Victoria’s Rainbow Advisory Committee. Closing date for EOI’s is Wednesday 17th March, 2021