28th February, 2024 — Good Sports awards

All Abilities Alliance wins ACT Club of the Year

Taking out the top award in the territory was All Abilities Alliance – a touch footy club that supports people with disabilities. It was recognised for its efforts in inspiring positive change and building a healthier, and inclusive club environment.

In another win for the club, dedicated volunteer Alicia Hodges was announced runner-up for the 2023 ACT Good Sports Volunteer of the Year award.

Volunteer Coordinator, Andrew Moylan said the Good Sports program has given the club a clearly defined approach to their values and goals and has allowed them to build community protective factors.

“The Good Sports program adds an extra layer of support and enhances communication, allowing our community to be strong, educated and supported both on and off the field.”

Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation at Parliament House, Canberra in February 2024, the Awards ceremony recognised Good Sports clubs and their dedicated volunteers from across the country who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be.

Every player accepted

“Ensuring inclusivity in a world of able-bodied people is the passion behind All Abilities Alliance, ensuring players are accepted, not judged and supported on all levels,” Andrew said.

Andrew explained that the club is aware of the impacts of alcohol and other drugs in the sporting world. By creating a safe environment for players and families, it’s able to help prevent uptake and reduce harms.

“Since joining the program, the overall morale at the club has lifted. We’ve also seen community members reach out for support and share the Good Sports information with other family members.”

“As a volunteer, having policies developed for us and free access to information for members as well as the local community, is invaluable.”

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