Level 3 puts everything into practice from levels 1 and 2 to create a comprehensive alcohol management policy for the club. The policy is developed in level 3 because it is important that clubs change their alcohol management practices before the document is written. This ensures the policy is embedded into management and culture, making the operating procedures sustainable.
By completing level 3, clubs have reached the top of the Good Sports program and will continue to maintain their level 3 status, opening up opportunities for more participants, spectators and sponsors, along with a vastly improved environment for children and families.
Good Sports goes beyond just meeting relevant liquor licensing legislation.
When clubs complete the program, they learn the skills to manage alcohol responsibly, developing a family-friendly culture.
The result is a great environment that appeals to the whole community, attracting new members and sponsors.
Through the completion of level 1 and beyond, your club will become a more enticing place to locals, supporters, and also to visiting clubs. You’ll see potential increases in the space being hired and events being held there as the Good Sports accreditation will improve the legality and integrity of the club.
One in eight deaths of young Australians are attributed to alcohol.
It's a clubs’ duty of care to take a leading role in tackling this problem head on. By developing a healthy environment for all, clubs will be able to leave a positive impression on their players and families, reducing alcohol-related incidents vastly.
Clubs that join Good Sports see a 15% drop in short term risky drinking for each level of accreditation as well as a 20% drop in risky drinking on match days.
Clubs will fulfill the following main objectives on completion of level 3:
To complete level 3 and the course, clubs must have in place:
Your assigned Good Sports Officer will help your club achieve level 3 at your own pace.
Children don’t just learn how to kick goals, take marks or score runs at their sports club. They pick up habits for life – and here at Good Sports we want to help you make sure they’re positive habits.
Parents can feel confident that when their children come to Good Sports clubs that they’re well looked after and supported in a healthy environment.
Being part of Good Sports helps clubs encourage healthy attitudes towards drinking and eating for club members of all ages.
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The program gives clubs the support they need to:
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It gets harder and harder to successfully administer a junior rugby league football club, as there seems to be new challenges to face each year.
However it's programs and opportunities like this that remind us of what's important and brings us back to the fundamental reasons for why we do what we do.
We are one of many awesome sporting communities raising kids collectively and if we all succeed in helping children grow to be self-aware, resilient and happy kids through team sport, then we must all be going something right.
For better or worse, sport does play a role in setting our community standards of behaviour.
We expect our professional sportspeople to behave in a manner conducive to elite performance, and the binge drinking can really no longer be a part of that.
We are helping cricketers of all ages to recognise that they can very easily lead healthy and active lives by making good choices when it comes to eating and drinking while participating in a great sport.
We are very proud of the fact that we are connected and supported by the Good Sports program. Without it, our club would not be where it is today.
Like any culture, whether it be a sports team, club, workplace or social group, for it to be truly strong and positive you need everyone to buy in and live by a set of standards and beliefs.
We’re really fortunate here at Nunawading Basketball to have that across the organisation and our SEABL Women are a shining example of that.
With a wonderful mix of Opals experience, quality US imports, young talent and future stars our women along with Good Sports are really helping us stamp a positive impact across our community and provide our aspiring Junior Spectres with first class, accessible role models.
The best part of being involved with Good Sports is getting to meet and work with so many wonderful people who are involved in grass roots sporting clubs.
They are all volunteers and are so passionate about their clubs and their towns, especially those living in rural areas.
It gets harder and harder to successfully administer a junior rugby league football club, as there seems to be new challenges to face each year. However it's programs and opportunities like this that remind us of what's important and brings us back to the fundamental reasons for why we do what we do.
We are one of many awesome sporting communities raising kids collectively and if we all succeed in helping children grow to be self-aware, resilient and happy kids through team sport, then we must all be doing something right.
Over 9,500 community clubs have created a better sporting culture by implementing the Good Sports program.Learn more