Introduction to Good Sports

Almost 10,000 Good Sports clubs are using the program’s free tools and resources to build a policy around alcohol management, smoking regulations, mental health, illegal drugs, and safe transport. These together add up to help create a safe, welcoming, family-friendly environment.

About the program

Designed for busy sports clubs, Good Sports takes the guess work out of complying with legal requirements and gives you the upper hand when it comes to attracting funding, new members and volunteers.

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What does a policy cover?

A Good Sports policy is tailored to your club. Generally, it covers six key areas. Alcohol management, smoking regulations, mental health, illegal drugs and safe transport.

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How to join

Joining Good Sports is easy. Register today and follow a few steps to become an accredited Good Sports club.

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Good Sports Benefits

Good Sports has been helping build stronger community sporting clubs in Australia for over 20 years. The free program provides support in a few key areas to enable busy clubs to be the best they can be. Good Sports clubs stand out above the rest.

Fundraising and grants

Good Sports will keep you updated on current funding opportunities and give you tips on how to write a winning grant application. Sponsors often look favourably on Good Sports clubs, who are role models in their communities.

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Attract members

Good Sports helps club with attracting and retaining members. We’ll support you to build on your safe and welcoming club culture and provide tips and resources to promote your club.

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Attract volunteers

Volunteers are the beating heart of any community sports club. They bring the passion and dedication. Good Sports has practical toolkits and videos that will give you some pointers to increase your volunteer base.

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Comply with legal requirements

Our program offers simple and effective ways to improve the way alcohol and tobacco is managed. We provide support to clubs to understand liquor licensing and smoking laws for each state and territory.

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Get free access to staff, tools and resources

Make your club the best it can be with access to information packs, videos, posters and templates. Clubs tell us that creating their policy was simple, and it's easy to find information on the online portal. Plus, Good Sports team members are always on call if you need a helping hand.

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FAQs

Good Sports - Australia’s largest community health sports program – has been helping build strong community sporting clubs across Australia for over 20 years.

Being part of Good Sports shows your community that your club is a welcoming place, helping to bring in and keep members and volunteers. It can also help you comply with legal requirements, and you’ll get free access to program staff, tools and resources.

Today almost 10,000 clubs are proud to be a part of the Good Sports team. 

Clubs from over 70 sporting codes, in all states and territories are part of Good Sports. Any and every sporting code is welcome. Good Sports clubs range from football, netball, cricket, and athletics – all the way to gymnastics, dance, equestrian and dragon boating.

Good Sports - Australia’s largest community health sports program – has been helping build strong community sporting clubs across Australia for over 20 years.

Being part of Good Sports shows your community that your club is a welcoming place, helping to bring in and keep members and volunteers. It can also help you comply with legal requirements, and you’ll get free access to program staff, tools and resources.

Today almost 10,000 clubs are proud to be a part of the Good Sports team. 

Clubs from over 70 sporting codes, in all states and territories are part of Good Sports. Any and every sporting code is welcome. Good Sports clubs range from football, netball, cricket, and athletics – all the way to gymnastics, dance, equestrian and dragon boating.