The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Program assists sporting clubs to adopt practices that promote an inclusive family environment and the responsible management of alcohol and smoking. Clubs develop more positive relationships in the community and reduce their risk by upholding ‘duty of care’ with their players, members and supporters.
Research has shown that Good Sports clubs are safer and healthier places for people to be. As a result, the club’s image in the community is enhanced, assisting them to attract more families, juniors, members and sponsors.
The key strategy of Good Sports is the accreditation program. The three level accreditation criteria consists of a set of alcohol management standards for clubs that serve and consume alcohol. Clubs are required to move through the levels in a prescribed amount of time, maintaining all the criteria from previous levels as they do so. One of the key benefits to clubs of registering in the free program is the support that they receive in a changing culture. A Good Sports Project Officer assists club committee members through the entire process.
Valley Sport offers resources and supports clubs to empower their members to be their best. We’re inspiring a healthier sporting nation – not just within clubs but also across the communities in which they exist.
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