Young athletes will be coached how to recognise and call out sexist behaviour on and off the sporting field, as part of a newly launched digital training course.
The program is run by Southern Sports Academy and Wagga City Council, which have started a series of online lessons designed to raise a new, respectful generation of sporting legends.
Southern Sports Academy chief executive Mark Calverley said the sporting grounds were an important cultural icon for Australians everywhere, and therefore the perfect place to start teaching gender equality.
"We all know that sport is integral to the lives of many Australians, and is an important and influential social institution for many junior athletes," Mr Calverley said.
"To change the attitudes and behaviours often ingrained in sport we need to create programs which provide learning opportunities and skills that will not only benefit them in their sporting careers, but also in their personal development as community ambassadors."
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Council's equity project manager Maryna Bilousova said she hoped the training would breed a generation of leaders who would inspire and influence others to do the right thing.
The online lessons are broken up into three parts, the third part being "bystander action" and what people can do to call out sexist behaviour and change other people's minds.
"Sport can empower, motivate and inspire change on and off the field and in order to break the cycle of violence, it is important to educate the community's youth, who are the next generation of leaders," Ms Bilousova said.
"The training modules will assist SSA athletes to recognise and call-out inappropriate behaviour and make it easy for young men and women to make a difference."
The online lessons cover three topics, the first being respectful relationships, the second being gender-based violence, and the third being bystander action.
The program is run alongside council's DV Project:2650 in partnership with the Wagga Women's Health Centre.