Good Sports Level 3

Level 3 puts everything into practice from levels 1 and 2 to create a comprehensive alcohol management policy for the club. The policy is developed in level 3 because it is important that clubs change their alcohol management practices before the document is written. This ensures the policy is embedded into management and culture, making the operating procedures sustainable.

By completing level 3, clubs have reached the top of the Good Sports program and will continue to maintain their level 3 status, opening up opportunities for more participants, spectators and sponsors, along with a vastly improved environment for children and families.

Community

Good Sports goes beyond just meeting relevant liquor licensing legislation.

When clubs complete the program, they learn the skills to manage alcohol responsibly, developing a family-friendly culture.

The result is a great environment that appeals to the whole community, attracting new members and sponsors.

Funding

It’s not just about health and safety. 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

One in eight deaths of young Australians are attributed to alcohol.

It's a clubs’ duty of care to take a leading role in tackling this problem head on. By developing a healthy environment for all, clubs will be able to leave a positive impression on their players and families, reducing alcohol-related incidents vastly.

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 3?

Objectives

Clubs will fulfill the following main objectives on completion of level 3:

  • Increased revenue
  • Reducing alcohol-related incidents (including anti-social behaviour and incidental injury)
  • Eliminating the need for drink driving
  • Providing a safe and healthy club environment
  • Increased membership

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REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF LEVEL 3

To complete level 3 and the course, clubs must have in place:

  • A Good Sports-approved alcohol management policy

Duration

Your assigned Good Sports Officer will help your club achieve level 3 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
  • Promote healthy eating
  • Reduce the stigma around mental health
  • 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.

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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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