Managing Diversity in Junior Sport: The Tension between Participation and Talent Identification

Free Public Lecture

Managing Diversity in Junior Sport: The Tension between Participation and Talent Identification

Malaysia Theatre (B21)
Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design)
Masson Road

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Whether it’s within the workplace or on the sporting field, ‘diversity’ involves managing talent. In this public lecture, Professor Karen Farquharson will explore how community-based junior sports clubs balance the desire to provide participation opportunities for children and the imperative to win. Drawing from the research project ‘Participation versus performance: Managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity in junior sport’, she will argue that participation and performance can be viewed as competing ideologies and that approaches taken to balance them have material consequences for how clubs manage other forms of diversity.

Presenter

  • Professor Karen Farquharson
    Professor Karen Farquharson, Professor of Sociology and Head of School of Social and Political Sciences