Good Sports Level 1

Good Sports level 1 accreditation focuses on compliance with the relevant state or territory liquor laws. Taking this first step is important, it guarantees participating clubs are meeting all legal requirements and are taking responsibility for its members and the sale of alcohol.

By completing the Good Sports accreditation, you will not only see the benefits in the club, but also on the pitch, within local business and the community as a whole.

Community

Good Sports requires clubs to go above the minimal required liquor laws enabling benefits reaching out beyond the club.

By creating a family friendly environment, you can improve the experience by creating a hub for the wider community - enriching the sporting experience for all levels.

Funding

Through the completion of level 1 and beyond, your club will become a more enticing place to locals, supporters, and also to visiting clubs. You’ll see potential increases in the space being hired and events being held there as the Good Sports accreditation will improve the legality and integrity of the club.

Clubs that join Good Sports see their revenue doubled with the average total income of level 3 clubs going up by nearly $130,000.

Safety

Alcohol-related disease and injury causes 15 deaths and 430 hospitalisations every day in Australia. It's a clubs’ duty of care to take a leading role in tackling this problem head on.

Clubs that join Good Sports see a 15% drop in short term risky drinking for each level of accreditation, as well as a 20% drop in risky drinking on match days.

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What’s in level 1?

Objectives

By completing the level 1 accreditation Good Sports aims for each club to attain a number of main objectives, namely:

  • Clubs have attained the necessary liquor license
  • Clubs adhere to the requirements of their license
  • Reduction in alcohol related incidents
  • Maintaining a smoke-free environment
  • Increase in members
  • Increase in revenue

Topics

  • Liquor licensing legal obligations
  • Bar management strategies
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training
  • Maintaining a smoke-free environment

Requirements for completion of level 1

To obtain Level 1 accreditation a club must have:

  • Received the appropriate liquor license from the relevant state based liquor licensing authorities, if required. 
  • Minimum of 2 RSA trained club members
  • 1 RSA member present at all times
  • Bar incident register in place
  • Names of RSA trained staff displayed on a sign near the bar
  • Good Sports approved Smoking Management Policy
  • Promote the club’s involvement in the program through a club newsletter, notice board or website
  • An independent nominee to ensure the club is accountable and adheres to the program

Duration

Your assigned Good Sports Officer will help your club achieve Level 1 at your own pace.

What’s in it for clubs?

Children don’t just learn how to kick goals, take marks or score runs at their sports club. They pick up habits for life – and here at Good Sports we want to help you make sure they’re positive habits.

Parents can feel confident that when their children come to Good Sports clubs that they’re well looked after and supported in a healthy environment.

Being part of Good Sports helps clubs encourage healthy attitudes towards drinking and eating for club members of all ages.

Good Sports: helping sporting clubs raise the bar

The program gives clubs the support they need to:

  • Reduce binge or harmful drinking at the club
  • Increase club membership
  • Generate community support and respect
  • Boost revenue and secure new sponsorship opportunities

Don’t believe us? Download the factsheet and find out how these clubs have benefited.

Start reaping the rewards – become a Good Sports club today.

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Testimonials

It gets harder and harder to successfully administer a junior rugby league football club, as there seems to be new challenges to face each year.

However it's programs and opportunities like this that remind us of what's important and brings us back to the fundamental reasons for why we do what we do.

We are one of many awesome sporting communities raising kids collectively and if we all succeed in helping children grow to be self-aware, resilient and happy kids through team sport, then we must all be going something right.

Natalie Walka, President, St Anthonys Girraween Eagles JRLFC

For better or worse, sport does play a role in setting our community standards of behaviour.

We expect our professional sportspeople to behave in a manner conducive to elite performance, and the binge drinking can really no longer be a part of that.

Kim Crow, World Champion and Olympic Rower

We are helping cricketers of all ages to recognise that they can very easily lead healthy and active lives by making good choices when it comes to eating and drinking while participating in a great sport.

We are very proud of the fact that we are connected and supported by the Good Sports program. Without it, our club would not be where it is today.

Redlands Cricket Inc., Good Sports Healthy Eating Club

Like any culture, whether it be a sports team, club, workplace or social group, for it to be truly strong and positive you need everyone to buy in and live by a set of standards and beliefs.

We’re really fortunate here at Nunawading Basketball to have that across the organisation and our SEABL Women are a shining example of that.

With a wonderful mix of Opals experience, quality US imports, young talent and future stars our women along with Good Sports are really helping us stamp a positive impact across our community and provide our aspiring Junior Spectres with first class, accessible role models.

Paul Flynn, Operations Manager, Nunawading Basketball Stadium

The best part of being involved with Good Sports is getting to meet and work with so many wonderful people who are involved in grass roots sporting clubs.

They are all volunteers and are so passionate about their clubs and their towns, especially those living rural areas.

Marc Glanville (Good Sports Team Member)

It gets harder and harder to successfully administer a junior rugby league football club, as there seems to be new challenges to face each year. However it's programs and opportunities like this that remind us of what's important and brings us back to the fundamental reasons for why we do what we do.

We are one of many awesome sporting communities raising kids collectively and if we all succeed in helping children grow to be self-aware, resilient and happy kids through team sport, then we must all be going something right.

Natalie Walka, President, St Anthonys Girraween Eagles JRLFC

Become a Good Sports Club today

Are you ready to take the next step and join the team that makes up Australia’s largest preventative health initiative in sport?

It takes just two easy steps:

1. Fill in the form with your club details

2. A Good Sports team member will get in touch with you within two weeks of completing the form to discuss your club’s involvement in the program.

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