Practical Tips how to be an ally


The ultimate goal of the Inclusive and Safe Sport Policy is to create a European ultimate community safe from any kinds of harassment and abuses. 

  • Firstly,  pointing out at the same time both the responsibilities and the rights of each members. Everyone has to feel secure and protected and everyone must contribute!

  • Secondly, building and making available different resources useful to deconstruct every steps of the pattern of abuses, discriminations and bias. The scope is to develop a community where everyone can openly express themselves, free from sexist, racist, homophobic and all the other types of discriminatory beliefs.   


Learn About Yourself

Learn to recognize and understand your own privilege  and bias that can assume various and invisible forms!


  • Acknowledge your privileges

  • Acknowledge your bias

  • Acknowledge the presence of abuses and microaggressions in your community → Be proactive in acknowledging this, even if there are no explicit records

  • Acknowledge past failings in a genuine and meaningful way → Avoid denial and minimization 

Learn About Other People

Validate the experiences and feelings of people around you!

  • Listen to everyone who has something to say: everyone's voice matters!

  • Don’t interrupt!

  • Don’t minimise what other people are saying or complaining about

  • If the person directly involved is not laughing then it is not a joke: whether it is a joke or not, it is not your decision

  • Do not use homophobic, sexist, racist insults 

  • Don’t pretend to presume other people’ feelings!

  • Avoid assuming someone’s gender, sexuality, race, or nationality! 

For instance: as a male player you should listen …

Learn About What You Can Do

Become an ally and empower people around you!

  • Encourage people to speak up!

  • Use your privilege to help in giving a voice to those who lack it

  • Be aware of your implicit bias 

  • Be open to listen

  • Practice positive interruptions like “that’s an interesting point” or “I am glad you brought that up”

Challenge the offenders’ beliefs and attitudes early on and take a stand against every behaviour!

  • Speak up if somebody is being discriminatory!

  • Explain that it is not about having an opinion but it is about facing crucial social issues and making our community more inclusive and fair

  • Invite people to reflect and get informed

  • Encourage other people to take a stand!

  • Challenge any offensive language

  • If you witness any attack, do not sit back and do nothing

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