Good Sports

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Good Sports

The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation and implemented in Tasmania by the Drug Education Network. Good Sports was developed following extensive research into the alcohol context in community sporting clubs. Good Sports provides leadership and support to community sporting clubs to manage alcohol responsibly in order to develop viable and friendly environments.

Clubs are assisted through three levels of accreditation and are provided with merchandise as a reward at each level. Throughout all levels clubs are assisted to promote any changes to club members and their community.

Level 1

  • Commitment to licensing laws
  • RSA training
  • Hold & adhere to a liquor license

Level 2

  • Level 1 maintained
  • Replace alcohol as prizes
  • Develop smoke free strategies
  • Provide food and drink options
  • Safe transport strategies

Level 3

  • Levels 1 & 2 maintained
  • Develop club alcohol policy

Level 0

  • Alcohol free facilities
  • Smoke free facilities
  • Off site alcohol management strategies

One of the key components of the program is Responsible Serving of Alcohol training, which is available through Good Sports for $20 per club member.

Good Sports is the only national program of its kind and has more than 1,500 clubs involved throughout Australia. In just two years of operation in Tasmania, there are over 100 local clubs involved of which more than 80 have progressed to an accredited level.

Clubs can register for free with Good Sports via the website www.goodsports.com.au or by contacting the Tasmanian Manager Brad Swain on 63340445 or brad@den.org.au

To find out more and keep up to date visit www.goodsports.com.au