See all the videos from the annual Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum's. Each video presentation is around 12 mins - they cover a wide range of topics focusing on getting inclusion and diversity in sport right. 

Since 2016 Play by the Rules has been a part of the annual Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum - a one day 'TEDx' style event that seeks to raise the awareness, understanding and thinking around diversity and inclusion in sport. Expert speakers are invited to share their insights in short presentations throughout the day. 

Below you will find all the presentations from 2016 onwards. You can filter by topic category and by date. 

  • Droughts, bushfires, floods and pandemics: the fundamental cultural change for inclusion and diversity in a new era

    Beau Newell, Moya Dodd, Dr Ben Gauntlett, Sam Turner

    Droughts, bushfires, floods and pandemics: the fundamental cultural change for inclusion and diversity in a new era

    Posted October 2020

    60m 48s

    The 2020 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum was a livestreamed panel discussion conducted in October 2020 with Beau Newell, Moya Dodd, Dr Ben Gauntlett and Sam Turner considering the impact of COVID-19 on culture, diversity and inclusion in sport. 
  • Getting Management on Board

    Karen Pearce

    Getting Management on Board

    Posted March 2020

    15m 25s

    Karen has spent 19+ years at Basketball Victoria as General Manager Inclusion and Strategy championing the inclusion investment across a wide variety of platforms and earned respect for her vision, forethought and ability to influence and assist others to step into this space. She is now currently the Executive Manager Women and Girls at Football Victoria.
  • Equality and Respect: A Whole of Sport Approach

    Cassie Lindsey

    Equality and Respect: A Whole of Sport Approach

    Posted March 2020

    17m 45s

    Cassie has over twenty years’ experience working across government, industry, not-for-profit, education and sports sectors. Recognised as a prevention of violence and gender equality expert in the sports environment, Cassie has developed tailored programs for Rugby Australia, NRL, AFL, FFA and Netball Australia to build their capability for positive cultural change.
  • Beyond Buzzwords and Box-Ticking: Building Inclusion into Organisational DNA

    Dr Niki Vincent

    Beyond Buzzwords and Box-Ticking: Building Inclusion into Organisational DNA

    Posted January 2020

    19m 42s

    Dr Niki Vincent is the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. Prior to this appointment, Niki held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of SA which, amongst other programs and initiatives, delivers the renowned Governor’s Leadership Foundation (for the development of wiser, more ethical and adaptive leadership for the common good). She has authored numerous academic publications. She is also a member of the Play by the Rules Management Committee. 
  • Safety On and Off the Field

    Julie Inman Grant

    Safety On and Off the Field

    Posted December 2019

    15m 50s

    Julie Inman Grant is the eSafety Commissioner. She commenced this five year appointment in January 2017. Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe.
  • Is There Anyone Out There?

    Dave Carter and Peter Rubinstein

    Is There Anyone Out There?

    Posted December 2019

    21m 55s

    Peter Rubinstein is Managing Director of Media Heads. He has spent more than four decades working in the entertainment and media industries, in Australia and the US, and has more than 29 years’ experience dealing with Government on major campaigns and initiatives. Peter is also a highly respected oral historian.

    Dave Carter is Director of Content and Strategy at Media Heads and has worked in the media industry for 33 years, developing radio and TV content as well as numerous national awareness campaigns. He has extensive experience as a copywriter and is highly regarded for product creation and format development.

  • The Power of Sport

    Patrick Kidd

    The Power of Sport

    Posted December 2019

    17m 15s

    Patrick Kidd has been employed as a principal consultant in Deloitte since leaving the Australian Army in early 2015. He was seconded from Deloitte to be the CEO of the Invictus Games Sydney in December 2016 after winning the bid to host the Games and he then led the planning and delivery of the Games building a team of over 140 full time staff and 1000 volunteers. Before joining Deloitte Patrick had a 30-year career in the British and Australian defence forces during which he had the privilege to work alongside people from many different nations leading teams in dynamic and challenging environments; his operational service has included extended service in the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia.
  • GoActive - Inspire, Empower, Connect

    Yash Kammoun

    GoActive - Inspire, Empower, Connect

    Posted November 2019

    8m 46s

    Yashar is the project officer at ‘GoActive’, a health and fitness initiative run by the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) for girls and women. Yashar is driven to promote physical and social well-being programs, provide social and emotional learning to youth and ultimately provide an opportunity to all women to lead healthier lives, primarily through participation in sporting and health programs.
  • Eliminating the Self Edit

    Beau Newell

    Eliminating the Self Edit

    Posted November 2019

    16m 28s

    Beau Newell is the National Program Manager of Pride in Sport Australia, an Australian first sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, members, volunteers and spectators.
  • The Right Thing To Do

    Jo Fernandes

    The Right Thing To Do

    Posted April 2019

    19m 14s

    Jo Fernandes has worked in football administration for more than 20 years. On graduating from the University of Canberra, she commenced her professional career at the ACT Women’s Soccer Association, before becoming the Team Manager for the Westfield Matildas. She was then General Manager Westfield W-League within the FFA, before moving to her current role at Football NSW. Jo was the first female to be appointed to manage a Final at a Men’s Football Tournament - the 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup in India – and only a few months ago she worked as a General Coordinator at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia - the first time a female had been appointed to this role.
  • Cultural Change and Gender Equity through Sport

    Chyloe Kurdas

    Cultural Change and Gender Equity through Sport

    Posted October 2018

    18m 36s

    A former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator, Chyloe Kurdas has spent a decade building the catalyst for Australia’s first ever national women’s professional competition, AFLW, as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager. In doing so, Chyloe combined her studies and work in health promotion, psychology and education to build award winning high performance sporting programs for adolescent girls that focus on the whole athlete.
  • Sport and Development - Agent of Change

    Emma Staples

    Sport and Development - Agent of Change

    Posted October 2018

    18m 37s

    Emma Staples is the Diversity & Community Engagement Manager at Cricket Victoria. With Post Graduate studies in Public Health and an equality and equity advocate, her work involves driving cultural change across the business and the broader cricket community to embrace diversity. Previously she has worked as a senior advisor in community sport and recreation for the Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation and as a Health Promotion project lead using sport for social change in India, Fiji and remote Australian Indigenous communities.
  • Inclusion is Good for Business

    Dr Jeff Walkley

    Inclusion is Good for Business

    Posted October 2018

    19m 30s

    Dr Jeff Walkley is the National Disability & Diversity Manager with Belgravia Leisure, and CEO of the Belgravia Foundation. Over four decades, Jeff has made exemplary contributions in sport, inclusion, physical activity, physical education, and disability. He has created sustained improvements in sport, physical education and inclusion in Australia. His achievements have led to his advice being sought by government departments and national and state sport organisations. He has provided expert advice in legal proceedings related to inclusion, culminating in improved access to sport for girls and women.
  • Promoting Cultural Harmony through Indigenous Inclusion

    Dr Sean Gorman

    Promoting Cultural Harmony through Indigenous Inclusion

    Posted October 2018

    18m 37s

    Dr Sean Gorman has worked in the Indigenous studies programs at Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, the University of Melbourne and Curtin University. Gorman’s PhD was published by Allen and Unwin in 2005. Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer was adapted for theatre and commenced a national tour in 2011.
  • Cultural Intelligence in Sport

    Tavale Ilalio

    Cultural Intelligence in Sport

    Posted October 2018

    19m 33s

    Tavale Ilalio is the Creative Director of Mahana Culture. He works to support people and organisations to harness the power of Culture and Diversity in their professional lives. Tavale brings a passion for what truly harnessing and celebrating diversity in the sport and community looks like, and the endless possibilities it can bring if done well and with cultural dignity.
  • Having the Balls - Why Inclusion Matters

    Wayne Herbert

    Having the Balls - Why Inclusion Matters

    Posted October 2018

    20m 52s

    Wayne Herbert is a prominent, in-demand, and outspoken public speaker, presenter, advocate, and writer promoting the rights of and opportunities for people with disability and people in the LGBTIQ community. As a leader, Wayne has a unique, humorous, thought-provoking, and challenging insight into why diversity and inclusion matters.
  • Cultural Diversity in Womens Sport

    Julia Symon

    Cultural Diversity in Womens Sport

    Posted October 2018

    18m 18s

    Julia Symons has worked in sports administration, community engagement, communications and philanthropy across the corporate, not-for-profit and sports sectors in Australia, Hong Kong and Fiji. She currently works in the Strategic Partnerships and Projects team at Australia Post. Julia was a recipient of a 2017 Churchill Fellowship, investigating cultural diversity in elite women’s sport.
  • SaintsPlay - Adapting Sport to Less Active People

    Lisa Laing

    SaintsPlay - Adapting Sport to Less Active People

    Posted October 2018

    14m 39s

    Lisa Laing has worked in the AFL Industry for 14 years, 9 years in the AFL leading a team responsible for membership services across the AFL Industry and 5 years St Kilda FC initially leading the Consumer Business and currently the Saints Community Engagement and Football programs. Lisa is an alumni of the Leadership Victoria FOLIO Community Leadership Program and is passionate about bringing social issues to the fore through the powerful voice of elite sports people and clubs.
  • Left Right Out - Barriers to Children Engaging in Sport

    Megan Mitchell

    Left Right Out - Barriers to Children Engaging in Sport

    Posted October 2018

    15m 16s

    Megan Mitchell is Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, appointed in 2013. Megan has previous experience in both government and non-government roles in child protection, out-of-home care, youth justice, disability, and early childhood services. In her role as Commissioner, Megan focuses solely on the rights and interests of children, and the laws, policies and programs that impact on them.

  • Breaking down invisible barriers

    Irena Farinacci

    Breaking down invisible barriers

    Posted December 2017

    14m 59s

    Irena has a deep passion for projects that promote healthier lifestyles, particularly access to sports for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.Irena has been involved with Deaf Sports Australia for 8 years where she established the Active Deaf Kids and Active Deaf Sports Club programs.
  • The impact of action

    Nick Hatzoglou

    The impact of action

    Posted December 2017

    6m 32s

    Nick Hatzoglou is the Manager of Club Cricket with Cricket Australia. He is Australian-born with Greek heritage and has a passion for cultural diversity and sport. He combines experience gained within the multicultural sector, local government, Australian Football League and Football Federation Victoria with his appreciation of the positive role sport plays in a vibrant multicultural Australia.

  • Supporting environments and people for inclusion in sport

    Kelly Horton

    Supporting environments and people for inclusion in sport

    Posted December 2017

    15m 20s

    Kellie has extensive public health experience developed through policy and practice-focused roles over 15 years in the community sector, local and state government, and non-government organisations.
  • Creating child safe and inclusive environments

    Morgan Lander

    Creating child safe and inclusive environments

    Posted December 2017

    16m 16s

    Morgan's passion for protecting the vulnerable is second to none. Morgan worked in disability, aged care and children's residential facilities including Stewart House and Royal Far West Children's Hospital on Sydney's northern beaches. He has assisted the Australian Sports Commission in risk management, complaint handling and member protection since 2011 and is considered to be one of the leading practitioners in this field.


  • Multicultural youth and sport without borders

    Carmel Guerra

    Multicultural youth and sport without borders

    Posted December 2017

    10m 37s

    With over 20 years’ experience in the community sector, CEO and founder of CMY, Carmel Guerra has contributed to a range of research reports relating to multicultural youth including: Ethnic Youth Gangs in Australia: Do they exist? and Wealth of all Nations, the first comprehensive study undertaken into the needs of refugee young people in Australia.