16th February, 2023 — Good Sports awards
Pints Netball takes out NT Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards
Pints Netball Club has been crowned the 2022 Good Sports NT Club of the Year, for going above and beyond in making a healthy and inclusive sporting environment.
And there’s more. The Club’s Junior Coordinator, Kellie Moir, was named the 2022 Good Sports NT Volunteer of the Year, for going above and beyond the usual undertakings of a volunteer.
“We pride ourselves on being able to offer players from all backgrounds and skill levels, the opportunity to play netball within a well-coordinated, professional, and nurturing environment,” said Pints Netball Club President, Rachelle Tinning.
Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation at Parliament House, Canberra in February 2023, 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.
Supporting members’ health on and off the field
Pints Netball Club has reached the highest level of Good Sports and says the program is helping achieve its goals to provide everyone with access to netball, in a healthy, fun, supportive and social environment.
“The safe transport and alcohol management policies that we have introduced with the help of Good Sports, have been really useful in helping shape our presentation nights, to ensure that members feel comfortable, and knowing they are able to get home safely.”
“One of the biggest changes we have made since joining Good Sports, is providing alcohol-free fundraising prizes or end of season awards. We have been able to get very creative with our gifts of appreciation, including watermarked glasses, flowers, and hand-crafted chocolates.”
“We also worked to move our sporting club’s designated smoking area. A new water fountain was installed for our players, but it was too close for comfort to the smoking area at the club. As a result, it was agreed to move the designated smoking area further away to protect our members and to uphold our Good Sports tobacco agreement,” Rachelle added.
Last year, Pints Netball Club also engaged with ex-elite netballers to run free development sessions for players. The club also organised a dietitian to run a workshop on how to use ‘food for fuel,’ where players made protein balls and smoothies, and produced food plans that could benefit them before and after training sessions.
Kellie a star volunteer
Kellie has taken on many roles at the club, including being part of the Management Team, a Committee Member, Treasurer, Junior Coordinator and Coach. The club says that Kellie has also coordinated the junior umpires by default each week, as well as aiding the seniors.
"Kellie is very supportive and nurturing, and has Pints Netball Club at her heart. Kellie is passionate about netball, regardless of the competition level. She is a strong believer in building the junior pathway to ensure that as many members remain in the sport. Whether it is as a coach, management team member or simply as a parent, she will always be there cheering on good netball skills and displays of good sportsmanship,” Rachelle said.