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1 A Crown for Australia Australian Catholic Bishops Conference © Australian Catholic Bishops Conference You may download, display, print or reproduce this material for personal or non-commercial use, as long as you acknowledge the copyright holders. All other rights to the material are retained by the original copyright holders.

2 In this Social Justice Statement, the Bishops want to celebrate the gifts that sport brings to our country and encourage all that is best in it. Wikimedia/public domain Shutterstock/Stew Hardie

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4 In the backyard… at the beach… Shutterstock/Kyle Lee Shutterstock/Oliveromg

5 on the oval … ….anywhere! Shutterstock/Kzenon

6 Shutterstock/JJ pixs

7 Shutterstock/Alekuwka

8 Image courtesy of chrisroll/FreeDigitalPhotos.net Image courtesy of c David Castillo DominiciFreeDigitalPhotos.net

9 Australian Paralympic Committee [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10 Image courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee / freedigitalphotos.net

11 teamworkIt teaches patience,and discipline.

12 Shutterstovk/wavebreakmedia

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14 Shutterstock/alexkatkov

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16 AP Photo/Rob Griffith AAP Image/Dave Hunt

17 At its best, sport is a safe space where rich and poor, men and women, all colours and creeds can meet. Wikimedia public domain Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon Shutterstock/Andresr

18 Shutterstock/ Rob Hainer

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20 parents committees fundraisers coaches referees scorers time keepers caterers Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images Shutterstock/Semmick Photo Shutterstock/Kitch Bain

21 Indigenous People By Rulesfan at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons AAP Image/Dean Lewins Rohanee Cox (silver medal winner in basketball, 2008 Olympics)

22 By Melburnian (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons Erik van Leeuwen [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia (Dawn Fraser Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA- 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

23 Australian Paralympic Committee [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons AFP Photo/Timothy A. Clary

24 ‘Win at all costs’ mentality Undue influence of money Exclusion of the vulnerable

25  Performance enhancing drugs  Negative coaching practices  Verbal abuse Image courtesy of vongvanvi / freedigitalphotos.net Shutterstock/Anna Dickie

26  Commercialisation of sport  Increase in gambling  Games timed for best TV coverage not player welfare or family friendly time  Ticket prices beyond reach of average families  Expensive sports equipment Shutterstock/Ufuk ZIVANA Shutterstock/BTRSELLER

27 3. People can be excluded by race, gender and economics. Sport is for building bridges - not walls. Shutterstock/Jose AS Reyes The Age/Wayne Ludbey

28 ‘During the game, when you are out on the pitch, you display beauty, generosity and camaraderie. If a match lacks these qualities it loses force, even if the team wins.’ Pope Francis

29 ‘...because the language of sports is universal; it extends across borders, language, race, religion and ideology; it possesses the capacity to unite people, together.’ Pope Francis

30 Pick up the leaflet Ten Steps towards being a good sport …for practical suggestions

31 To read more about being a good sport, pick up a copy of the Social Justice Statement

32 Acknowledgements: Sr Helen Kearins Sarah MacRaild Australian Catholic Social Justice Council


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