Racism has no place in football or our community.
At South West Victoria Football Association (SWVFA) we expect that everyone in our football community respect and treat others the way they expect to be treated. We are blessed with a wealth of participants, volunteers and supporters from a diverse range of backgrounds and wish to celebrate the inclusive nature of the world game in our region.
SWVFA is determined to stamp out racist behaviour, to ensure the integrity of our game. To assist in ensuring there is a clear and easy to action method for this, we have developed a form for any individual to advise us of racial incidents, and through this form ensure that the complaint is received directly by SWVFA, allowing us to follow up all reports in a timely and effective manner.
Racism can take many forms, such as comments and exclusions that cause offence or hurt, sometimes unintentionally; name-calling or verbal abuse; harassment or intimidation, and can often manifest through unconscious bias or prejudice.
If you have been racially abused, or have witnessed racist behaviour towards another individual, report the incident to SWVFA by submitting the SWVFA Report Racism Form.
Please note, if you choose to remain anonymous, or not provide any contact information, the report submitted may not be able to be appropriately followed up. To assist SWVFA in achieving a game free of racism, complete the ‘Report Racism Form’ to the best of your ability.