MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT FOR BFNL CLUBS
The Bendigo Bank Bendigo Football Netball League has been working hard to support each club in their accreditation into the Australian Drug Foundation’s ‘Good Sports’ program.
The ‘Good Sports’ program, which promotes the responsible serving of alcohol through a 3 tiered accreditation process, was established in 2000 and now has over 5,000 clubs Australia wide registered in the program.
BFNL Chief Executive Officer Steven Oliver said “All BFNL clubs have been working towards initial registration in the program, before commencing the gradual progression through the 3 tiers of accreditation.
“We are delighted that all BFNL clubs have committed to the program, which ensures they will all have policies and procedures in place regarding; responsible serving of alcohol, creating smoke free and family inclusive environments” Mr Oliver said.
Sports Focus Project Coordinator Tamarra Speechley added “it is an important milestone for both the league and the community to have all clubs within one league involved in the Good Sports program. The program isn’t about banning alcohol at their games or club functions. It is about managing the supply of alcohol in a responsible way and looking after your members. All the BFNL clubs should be congratulated on their commitment to managing alcohol responsibly within their club environment”.
“Each of the BFNL clubs is at a different level of the program, but each club will all be working towards the same goal; to become a Level 3 ‘Good Sports’ club and maintain that level of accreditation into the future.” Miss Speechley said.