About Good Sports

Good Sports is a free Australia-wide program building stronger community sporting clubs.

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Good Sports is Australia’s largest community health sports program. It has been helping build strong community sporting clubs across Australia for over 20 years.

Designed for busy sports clubs, Good Sports takes the guess work out of complying with legal requirements and gives you the upper hand when it comes to attracting funding, new members and volunteers.

It’s run by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF), an independent and not for profit organisation, funded by state and federal governments. The ADF is committed to building strong communities and limiting the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.

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There’s no cost to join Good Sports - it’s free for all community sporting clubs in Australia.  That means your club’s all-important funds stay in your club!

How Good Sports can help

Being part of Good Sports shows your community that your club is a welcoming place, helping to bring in and keep members and volunteers. It can also help attract sponsors, secure ground hire and meet duty of care to club members.

  • What that means for members and volunteers is they can come along knowing it’s a welcoming and safe environment to socialise and participate in the sport they love.
  • What that means for parents is they know their kids are free to enjoy sport in a family-friendly environment. They can be assured your club will role-model healthy behaviours.
  • What it means for clubs is they save time and paperwork. It’s easy to create a Good Sports policy. You’ll have procedures in place and ensure you’re complying with any legal requirements around smoking and alcohol. Plus, free access to resources and support.

Supporters

Good Sports thanks our key supporters.