GE3 is a significant gender equity initiative introduced by Whittlesea City Basketball Association to purposefully provide healthy, safe and equitable environments that provide positive outcomes for all.

Gender equity means fairness of treatment of all genders, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different, but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities.

Taking a whole-of-sport-approach the project reaches all impact points across the WCBA from the board, to championship teams, junior domestic club committees and players and our referees’ program.

GE3 will build the knowledge of decision makers on gender equity in sport and demonstrate to club leaders how they can use their influence to create positive impacts in sport for everyone, where gender does not limit their opportunities, potential or access within basketball.

We will look at gendered stereo types and how they impact all genders in sport. Opportunities to promote gender equity will be identified by completing a reflective gender equity audits and create action plans to strategically direct future changes.

A three (3) part workshop series will provide education and support in Health and Wellbeing, Equity in the game and Healthy Masculinities, where we explore the pressures from society about what it means to be a ‘real’ man and how these perceptions impact on the health and wellbeing of men and boys, and how these rigid stereotypes contribute to violence against men, women and oneself.

A network of trained Health and Wellbeing Officers will be created and connected to each other by way of a Health and Wellbeing Network and linked into local support services.

GE3 will work with coaches and leaders to explore how they can use their role within sport to provide safe, equal and healthy environments for young people that are not limited by gendered stereotypes.

Club Involvement

Whittlesea City Basketball Association is seeking five (5) junior domestic clubs to be involved in GE3. A project journey is outlined here

If you would like your club to be involved, please express interest here

Individual Involvement

We are looking for individuals from across the association, who represent the diversity of the community, to be involved in the reflective gender equity audits. We seek involvement from committee members, junior players and their families, coaches and officials. If you would like to be involved in the gender equity audit process, please express interest here

Healthy Masculinities and the ‘Man Box’

If you would like to learn more about the way rigid gendered stereotypes impact men’s mental health and contribute to violence against others and ones self, please visits Jesuit Social Services – The Man Box (

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