Softball Far North Queensland is Good Sports Healthy Eating Club of the Year
Softball Far North Queensland has been crowned Good Sports Healthy Eating Club of the Year, at the national Good Sports Awards held in Canberra. Softball Far North Queensland was announced the award winner, for inspiring healthy change by providing and promoting healthy food and drink options within their club. It receives $1,000 for its achievements.
Major positive impacts on the club
Coaching Coordinator and Life Member, Liz Fresser says being a part of the Good Sports program has made major positive impacts on the club. “One of our biggest and best changes has been our Good Sports Healthy Eating policy which saw major menu changes. Families now stay at the grounds enjoying physical activities and meals together. Our junior players are given fresh fruit kebabs after their activities and fresh. Cold drinking water is supplied every game,” Mrs Fresser said.
“Our canteen is now making a profit. Visitors commend us for our menu, comment on the quality of our food and even grab some gloves and assist when the queue gets too long,” Mrs Fresser added.
In Queensland, the core Good Sports program is funded by the Australian Government. Good Sports Healthy Eating is funded by the Department of Health Queensland.
Managed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Good Sports is Australia’s largest and longest-running health initiative in community sport.
You can find the full list of this year’s Good Sports Awards winners and finalists here.