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SA Funding to Tackle Illegal Drugs

News & Events / SA Funding to Tackle Illegal Drugs

An additional 15,000 members of South Australian local sporting clubs will have access to the Tackling Illegal Drugs program, thanks to a generous investment by the South Australian State Government.

Twenty-five sporting clubs in central and northern metropolitan Adelaide, and 50 clubs in Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, Renmark, Whyalla and the Yorke Peninsula will benefit from the funding which is part of the ‘Stop the Hurt’ SA Ice Action Plan.

The funding is in addition to the $4.6 million provided for the national program by the Australian Government under the National Ice Action Strategy.

The Tackling Illegal Drugs program offers local sporting clubs the information and training they need to become prepared to address potential drug-related incidents.

Designed for busy, volunteer-led clubs in mind, the program provides all of the resources clubs need to put in place an effective Illegal Drugs Policy, connecting them with local services and clubs like theirs for advice and support.

According to SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas, local sporting clubs are the ideal place to have a positive impact on the local community.

“Sporting clubs and the players that represent them are often role models in their local communities, and the Tackling Illegal Drugs program ensures that the best and most-up-to-date information is provided to our sport stars of the future.

“I am pleased we can commit $300,000 in State Government funding to help an additional 75 South Australian sporting clubs to participate in the program.”

Sporting clubs are the beating heart of many local communities and can play a vital role in preventing drug-related harm. Tackling Illegal Drugs is builds on the success of the Good Sports program, which has helped more than 8,000 local sporting clubs to build healthier, safer, more family-friendly environments.

The National Tackling Illegal Drugs program is available to local sporting clubs across the country. Head to the Tackling Illegal Drugs page for more information.

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