Sport for Good
free online short courses
The power of sport
Sport has the power to transcend culture, connect audiences and inspire people from all walks of life. It’s also become a powerful platform for speaking out on issues of social justice and human rights.
These free online short courses have been developed in collaboration with Australian soccer legend and human rights activist Craig Foster to give you an understanding of how to facilitate and support the sporting industry’s role in promoting global good.
Designed to be relevant to a range of interests, from sports management to community services, these eight to ten-hour courses explore the history of sports activism, the changing landscape and the global challenges of modern sport through interviews with athletes who are leading the charge for change.
Make a positive impact through sport
Watch this video to find out what you can expect from our Sport for Good short courses and our exciting athlete collaborations.
Discover Sport for Good
These free online short courses are delivered in four parts, each designed to emphasise the increased focus of the industry on a certain aspect of social responsibility. Complete the courses in your own time, and learn how the platform of sport can be used to make the world a better place.
Learn from sports' champions of change
Throughout these courses, Australian football champion and human rights activist Craig Foster will interview key sporting personalities who are leading the way. They’ll share their inspirational stories and discuss how they’re using their voices to drive change for the global good. Here are just a few of the athletes that are on the journey with you.
Former All Black New Zealand Rugby Union Footballer | Heavyweight Boxer | Former Professional Rugby League and Rugby Union Player | Human Rights Activist
Professional Basketballer | Sports Inclusivity Activist | Spoken Word Poet
Former Professional Australian Rules Footballer | Indigenous Rights Activist | Member of the Indigenous Team of the Century
Former Professional Rugby Union Player | Environmental Activist
Co-Chief Executive, PFA | Australian Professional Soccer Player & Former Matildas Captain | Gender Equality Activist
Former All Black New Zealand Rugby Union Footballer | Former Coach of The Samoan National Rugby Team
Executive Director of the World Player Association | Australian Sports Administrator | Trade Union Official and Lawyer - specialising in labour law and human rights law
Chief Executive Centre for Sport and Human Rights | International Advisory Council | Former Senior Executive at FIFA
Meet Adjunct Professor Craig FosterAs our relationship with the sport sector grows, Craig Foster is a valuable addition to our team. His expertise builds on our strong track record of partnering with the world’s best-known athletes and brands to deliver educational programs and impact.
Craig believes the global sport industry, as a highly visible and influential social institution, is capable of changing the world by increasing equality and improving human rights. He cites high-profile athletes such as Naomi Osaka, LeBron James and Australia’s own Adam Goodes as demonstrating exemplary leadership and pushing for a new vision of sport that stands publicly against all forms of social injustice.
Following a celebrated football career playing for Australia’s national team, the Socceroos, Craig became one of the country’s most respected broadcasters with an 18-year, award-winning role at SBS Australia. Today, in addition to his new role as Adjunct Professor of Sport and Social Responsibility at Torrens University, Craig works across a vast range of social programs.
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