The Good Sports Awards recognise the inspiring Good Sports clubs and passionate volunteers that are committed to making their communities the best they can be.
Good Sports clubs are community champions who are shaping bright futures for their club and members on and off the field, by creating a healthier, more family-friendly club environment where everyone feels welcome.
The Good Sports Awards give us the opportunity to give back to the clubs and people who give their all. Share your club’s story with us for your chance to be one of 2018’s Good Sports Award winners.
Nominations for the 2018 Good Sports Awards are now closed. Thank you to all of our wonderful clubs who nominated this year. We are currently reviewing nominations and will announce this year’s winners on Monday 19 November.
Good Sports Club of the Year
This award goes to a club who has reached the top level of the Good Sports program and learnt the skills to manage alcohol responsibly, inspiring positive change and building a healthier, more family-friendly club environment where everyone feels welcome. The State and Territory clubs that win this award will receive $1000 for their club and will become the 8 finalists for the National category. The National winner will receive $2000 for their club.
Good Sports Club Champion of the Year
This award recognises the club volunteer who is the beating heart of their club. They make their community sporting club stronger and more family-friendly by going above and beyond the usual undertakings of a volunteer. The winner of this award will receive a $1000 travel voucher.
Good Sports Healthy Eating Club of the Year
Good Sports clubs across Australia are leading the charge when it comes to promoting positive attitudes towards health. This award goes to a Good Sports club who has inspired healthy change by providing and promoting healthy food and drink options within their club to create a healthier club environment. The club that wins this award will receive $1000.
Good Sports Healthy Minds Club of the Year
Together with Good Sports, a growing number of community sporting clubs are taking proactive steps to provide their members with a positive support network where they are encouraged to talk about mental health issues and seek help where required. This award goes to a Good Sports club who has inspired positive change by promoting mental health awareness and is undertaking positive activities that strengthen their club community. The club that wins this award will receive $1000.
nib foundation Good Sports Junior Club of the Year
Good Sports and nib foundation are working with community sporting clubs across Australia to make sport more enjoyable for juniors by promoting healthy behaviours that help them to develop life skills while also providing significant physical, emotional and social health benefits. This award goes to a Good Sports Junior club who has created a safer place for their junior members to play sport by focusing on spectator behavior, nutrition and alcohol. The club that wins this award will receive $1000.
NEW Good Sports Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year
Good Sports clubs across Australia are becoming better prepared to address drug-related issues. This award goes to a Good Sports club who has prepared their club to react appropriately to illegal drug-related issues by developing and implementing an Illegal Drugs policy. The club that wins this award will receive $1000.
NEW Good Sports Rookie Club of the Year
Clubs join Good Sports so they can focus on what makes community sport great and create a club that is healthy, family-friendly, inclusive and supportive. This award goes to a new Good Sports club that is inspiring positive change and taking responsibility for its members. The club that wins this award will receive $1000.
Will your club be this year’s Good Sports Club of the Year?