Queanbeyan Go For Gold at the Good Sports Awards
We’re thrilled to announce two community sports clubs from Queanbeyan have won Good Sports awards at a ceremony held at Parliament House. Good Sports clubs from across the country were honoured in Canberra for their commitment to building healthy and inclusive environments, where members look out for one another around alcohol and tobacco management, safe transport, healthy eating, mental health and positive spectator behavior.
Queanbeyan Tigers Junior ACF crowned Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year
Queanbeyan Tigers Junior Australian Football Club was crowned Good Sports Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year for its strong efforts in preparing for potential drug-related issues, including the implementation of an illegal drugs policy.
Committee member Lynne McKenzie said the Good Sports program has helped the club set a positive example for its younger players.
“Being a club that has its majority of players under the age of 18, it was important to get feedback from both players and their families on how they felt about the drug policy. Talking to players, we found the policy was a positive move,” Ms McKenzie said.
“Sending the policy out to our members allows us to inform and educate families,” Ms McKenzie added.
Queanbeyan Whites Junior Rugby Club was named Good Sports Junior Club of the Year. Above all, it has created a safe place for juniors to play sport. Furthermore, they focus on positive spectator behaviour, nutrition, and alcohol and tobacco management. It has won $1,000 for its accomplishments.
A community sports club for the kids
“Our club, known as ‘the Whites’, is a club for the kids. Most importantly, Good Sports has helped us shape what we want our club to look like. And how we positively influence our members,” Club President Jo Cave said.
“The biggest changes would be in our canteen. We ensure there are healthy options and that unhealthy food is out of the kids’ eyesight,” Ms Cave added.
You can find the full list of this year’s Good Sports Awards winners and finalists here.