24th February, 2021 — Good Sports awards

Safe transport at Glenelg District Cricket Club

Glenelg District Cricket Club is the winner of 2020’s Good Sports Safe Transport Club of the Year. The South Australian club were chosen as the Good Sports Award winner for prioritising the safety of their members. They’ve got a fantastic safe transport plan to ensure everyone arrives home safe and sound. The club wins a prize of $1000.

Looking out for one another

The Glenelg District Cricket Club is an inclusive, diverse and passionate body which embraces players of all genders and backgrounds. They have female and male players that are Indigenous Australians, Zimbabwean, Indian, Irish, English and New Zealanders. Everyone is part of the family. The club's culture is one based on ‘looking after their people.’

“Our players are fantastic and have all contributed to a great culture at our club where we look out for one another. Having a Good Sports Safe Transport policy in writing just made sense,” Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants Manager, Bob Snewin said.

Getting home safe from Glenelg District CC

For the past five years GDCC has been in partnership with the Get Home Safe Foundation. This Foundation was started by a club member who is a driving instructor. The club saw it as an opportunity to educate young players on driving safely and the danger of drink driving.

We also have a process in the club should someone have one too many. They ensure the person gets home safely by carpooling. Each year the club holds a ‘Get Home Safe’ round with the Foundation providing player of the match medals. Guest speakers help drive the message home.

“We are a diverse and inclusive club with men’s, women’s and junior teams. The Good Sports program enables our club to be the best it can be and shows all of our members that we care about their safety and wellbeing,” said Bob.

Glenelg District Cricket Club has reached the highest level of the Good Sports program, implementing policies around alcohol management, tobacco and safe transport.

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