15th March, 2022 — Good Sports awards
Glenorchy Basketball Association is Club of the Year
Tasmania’s Glenorchy Basketball Association was crowned Good Sports 2021 National Club of the Year.
Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation in Melbourne in March 2022, 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.
These champions go above and beyond in supporting their local community. Not only do they promote the sport for all, but also raise money to cover equipment costs and membership fees for struggling families.
Everyone gets to play at Glenorchy Basketball Association
“Glenorchy Basketball Association have always prioritised a safe and welcoming place for everyone, regardless of their background, race or sexual orientation. And the Good Sports program helps to support us in striving towards this goal,” said Club President Rodney Graham.
“Being recognised by Good Sports as the National Club of the Year Award shows us that Glenorchy Basketball Association’s ethos of inclusivity has always been a step in the right direction.”
The club’s focus on inclusivity is demonstrated by their leadership program for junior members with training on bullying, good sportsmanship, alcohol and drug harm, and nutrition
They encourage kids to live the club motto: “Respect all, fear none”, and embrace a healthier lifestyle.
Long list of achievements for this star club
The list of Glenorchy Basketball’s achievements just keeps growing. They’re strong fundraisers, having raised over $60,000 for Ronald McDonald House.
Showing they care about health both on and off the field, they’ve held mental health training for all members – from management right down to the juniors.
Glenorchy Basketball have also shifted the drinking culture among older members to focus on healthier alternatives. Being good role models for their younger members is top of mind.
A big congratulations to the Good Sports Club of the Year!