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Thrive with Pride Program

To Thrive with Pride is to encourage respectful, educated, and inclusive communication between participants and Australian sporting communities

To Thrive with Pride is to encourage respectful, educated, and inclusive communication between participants and Australian sporting communities; building trust, fostering change, and providing a safe and inclusive place for athletes to thrive in sport.

The AIS Thrive with Pride Program provides an opportunity for athletes and coaches to connect, learn, and respectfully engage Australian sporting communities in fostering safe and inclusive environments for athletes to thrive in sport.

The AIS has engaged the expertise of Pride in Sport and Proud 2 Play to create a program  supported by LGBTIQ+ and inclusion experts. The AIS Thrive with Pride Program will consist of three program pillars, each with a unique focus.

  1. EMPOWER: Equipping ambassadors with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to create change within their specific sporting environment.
  2. EDUCATE: The ambassadors, supported by Pride in Sport, will deliver presentations in their local sporting environments on LGBTQ awareness, active allyship, and creating inclusive sporting environments.
  3. ENGAGE: In partnership with Proud 2 Play, ambassadors will support the LGBTIQ+ community by engaging in key LGBTIQ+ days of significance throughout the year.

Ambassadors - Expression of Interest

The AIS is seeking expressions of interest from Australian current and alumni categorised athletes and coaches, to be ambassadors for the Thrive with Pride Program for 2021-22. The program welcomes allies and members of the LGBTIQ+ community

Expectations as an ambassador include:

  1. Contracted for a seven-month period as an ambassador
  2. Attend one Thrive with Pride Program induction
  3. Attend six ‘Empowerment’ sessions. These include a mix of; education sessions, shared experiences, and storytelling from LGBTIQ+ advocates and professional development workshops
  4. Attend a series of presentation training sessions
  5. Complete two presentations, delivered within the high-performance sporting sector
  6. Opportunity to be involved in key LGBTIQ+ community engagement events (non-compulsory)
  7. Complete semi-regular evaluations provided through a digital platform.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 23 November 2021.

You are encouraged to read about the program and must advised and consult with your Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Provider prior to applying.

Apply Here

For further information please contact:

For further information please contact:
kate.beveridge@ausport.gov.au, Community Engagement Adviser

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