About Good Sports
Good Sports is a free Australia-wide program building stronger community sporting clubs.
Good Sports supports and inspires community sporting clubs to set up a better environment for players, volunteers, supporters and officials. For over 25 years, it has helped clubs tackle tricky topics such as alcohol, drugs, smoking, mental health and safe transport.
It’s an easy to use, online program where clubs will have support from the Good Sports team every step of the way.
The program is 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 minimising the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.
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 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 busy volunteers and committee members is that they save time and paperwork. Good Sports takes the guesswork out of writing a club policy. You’ll ensure you’re complying with any legal requirements around smoking and alcohol, plus supporting the mental health of your members – all with free access to resources and support.