Inclusion and Diversity
We aim to foster an environment that welcomes, accepts and embraces the diversity of our community.
UWA Sport is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural or linguistic diversity, socio-economic status, age, or nationality.
All Welcome, Always
All Welcome, Always; a short film about UWA Sport's commitment to inclusion and diversity, featuring our students.
Our Inclusion and Diversity Priorities
We are focused on supporting the inclusion of marginalised and underrepresented groups in our UWA community, through targeting initiatives across the below key areas:
- Indigenous Sport
- Pride in Sport
- All Abilities
- Women in Sport
- Regional and Remote Communities
- Multicultural Sport
- Universal Design
Meet your Inclusive Sport Champions
Suchi Kalia (she/her)
Suchi is the Vice President of UWA Futsal. She is passionate about using sport as a tool to support culturally and linguistically diverse people. Suchi has represented UWA at Nationals, and endeavours to support the mental health and wellbeing of students in sporting communities. .
Ian Brady (he/him)
Ian is a male elite netballer and coach. He is passionate about social equality in sport, and removing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Ian applies these passions to his personal sporting endeavours, as well as sport event management at UWA.
Taneesha Stallbaum (she/her)
Taneesha is involved in the UWA Outdoor Club, where she enjoys taking part in kayaking, rock climbing and hiking. Having found a strong sense of community in her sport, Taneesha is committed to generating awareness about the gender imbalance in outdoor sports, and empowering women in sport.
Monty Williams (he/him)
Monty is a Swim Instructor at the UWA Aquatic Centre. He believes that social inclusion allows for a more vibrant and accepting community. Monty has taken part in the AUSTSWIM Access and Inclusion course, so that he can support culturally and linguistically diverse people, and people with a disability.
Dayne Metzner (he/him)
Dayne is involved in the UWA Boat Club, where he participates on a competitive level, and coaches the men’s novice team. Dayne is committed to engaging underrepresented communities, as he understands the value that diversity brings to clubs and community groups. Specifically, Dayne is committed to supporting people with a disability in sport.
Aaron Sutton (he/him)
Aaron is a Warumungu man who coaches basketball at UWA. He believes in the importance of creating a safe space where Indigenous people can comfortably participate in sport, and he strives to include everyone by creating a family atmosphere in his team.