Diamond Creek FNC are road safety stars
National Road Safety Week is the perfect time to celebrate some of our star Good Sports clubs who are setting the bar high for keeping their members safe on the roads.
Diamond Creek FNC (Football Netball Club) in Victoria cares a lot about the people who call their club family. They have in place some dedicated safe transport initiatives. The club supports members to get home safely. They organise designated drivers, and arrange Ubers, taxis or buses to transport members home after events.
Club Secretary Stephen Elliott said the club is proud to be looking after their members.
“Making sure everyone is safe and healthy is our number one priority. Through our safe transport initiatives, we have been able to build a culture where the focus is on looking after one another,” Stephen said.
Diamond Creek FNC are community champions
Diamond Creek FNC has progressed through the Good Sports program. They keep kicking goals. They’ve also implemented policies around alcohol and tobacco management, and illicit drugs.
“Good Sports aligned with our club values around participation in sport and all the great things that come with healthy club environments. I’ve seen firsthand the friendships and networks you can develop. The sense of community, belonging and confidence it can give to people to know they are a part of something and are a valued part of the club,” Stephen said.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation State Manager, Jill Karena has called the club a community champion.
“The club is a fantastic role-model in community sport and should feel incredibly proud of its strong commitment to building a healthier and more inclusive club,” Jill said.
In Victoria, Good Sports is funded by the Australian Government and Transport Accident Commission.