Don’t Stand By. Stand Up!

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FFV and VicHealth have joined forces to empower football clubs and their players, officials and spectators to safely intervene when they witness racism. The campaign is front by Gulcan Koca as well as A-League stars Jason Hoffman and Andrew Nabbout. Melbourne Sports Institute is excited to be part of this program by creating awareness of a major issue not just in sport but in society.

Don’t Stand By. Stand Up! aims to support the football community in responding and intervening safely when race-based discrimination is seen or heard. Importantly, the campaign will focus on racism in all its forms, from subtle exclusion to overt verbal abuse on and off the field.

FFV is committed to ensure that you have the tools to be informed and take action as required. We need clubs to pledge their support and get behind the cause as well; we need you to click the Take the Pledge button above to sign on and then use the information and resources found on this page to make a difference.

There are prizes and giveaways for clubs that do sign on and get involved; you can view the details on the Take the Pledge page. Don’t Stand By. Stand Up!

Information Pack

Racism Defined – download (pdf)
Rules of Competition Excerpt – download (pdf)
Roles – download (pdf)
Incident Flowchart – download (pdf)
Reporting Process – download (pdf)
Complaint Handling – download (jpg)
Penalties – download (pdf)
Sanctions – download (pdf)
Zero Tolerance – download (pdf)
Anti Discrimination & Mediation Panel Members – download (pdf)


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