Good Sports Level 2

This level is all about taking the learnings from level 1 and using them in the management of alcohol-related activities in the club. Level 2 assists clubs by putting in place a range of practices on responsible alcohol management. Topics covered in this level includes having food available when alcohol is around, providing safe transport options to members and guests, and having a responsible revenue generation strategy in place.

When these learnings are put into place they help clubs develop a healthy culture, inclusive of young people and families, whilst providing a duty of care to members and guests.

Community

By completing level 2, you’ll be able to provide a space that is inclusive and welcoming, fostering healthy revenue generation that promotes safe behaviour.

You’ll also be offering food and low and non-alcoholic options for members and their guests, providing a great day out for everyone, as well as encouraging further support for your club.

Funding

With a responsible revenue generation strategy in place, you’ll actually see an increase in events being held at the club because of the family friendly environment created.

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

Safety

Around a quarter of deaths on Australia’s roads are caused by drink driving.

By having a safe transport policy in place, the club is taking a duty of care for members and the wider community by eliminating the potential of drink driving.

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What’s in level 2?

Objectives

By completing the level 2 accreditation Good Sports aims for each club to attain a number of key objectives, namely:

  • Minimising alcohol-related violence
  • Eliminating drink driving risk
  • Creating a healthy, inclusive social environment
  • Increase in members
  • Increase in revenue
  • Implementation of a safe transport policy

further information

Incorporating the learnings from level 1, we take it up a notch and put structure into action. Level 2 covers:

  • Providing low and non-alcoholic drink options
  • Creating and enforcing a safe transport policy
  • Having food available when alcohol is served
  • Responsible revenue generation

Requirements for completion of level 2

To obtain level 2 accreditation a club must have:

  • Tap water provided free of charge
  • At least four non-alcoholic and one low alcohol options available
  • Supply non-alcohol and low alcohol options at least 10% cheaper than full strength alcoholic drinks
  • Substantial food provided when the bar is open for more than 90 minutes and more than 15 people are present
  • A minimum of three safe transport practices in place
  • A Good Sports approved safe transport policy
  • A responsible revenue generation strategy in place, which excludes alcohol-related promotions

Duration

Your assigned Good Sports Officer will help your club achieve the above objectives 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.

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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

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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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