28th February, 2024 — Good Sports awards

Hay Little Athletics awarded Junior Club of the Year

Hay Little Athletics has been named the 2023 Good Sports Junior Club of the Year for creating a safe place for juniors to play sport.

Hays Little Athletics says it fosters a safe, inclusive, and truly family-friendly environment, and has a strong focus on the well-being and inclusivity of younger members.

“Our junior members receive flexible and age-appropriate training and access to supervised play and rest areas, helping nurture more than just athletic talent,” said Club Vice President, Jess Schiller.

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.

Good Sports helps provide a safe, family friendly environment

The club explained that the Good Sports program has been instrumental in fostering a culture of responsibility and safety within the club and influencing a shift away from alcohol-centric celebrations.

“Good Sports has provided valuable education and training for our members around alcohol and other drugs and has guided us to introduce policies around responsible service and consumption of alcohol during events and matches,” Jess said.

“Good Sports encourages community-wide participation, involving families and supporters and as a result, our club has seen an increase in parental involvement and vigilance, which naturally deters underage drinking and other drug use.”

“Not only have we seen a noticeable reduction in alcohol and drug-related incidents within the club, but our members now feel supported and confident to address and prevent potential substance-related harms.”

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