Marrickville Council is a proud supporter of the Good Sports Program. Marrickville has the 8th most accredited clubs among local government areas and will look to increase this over the next 3 years. The Good Sports program is a national initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF), which aims to develop safer and healthier communities. It is a free program which helps clubs change their culture to become more focused on young people and families and less on drinking alcohol.
Good Sports works to create sustainable change by giving sporting clubs the tools to change their systems and practices around the responsible serving of alcohol. It has been developed to:
- Change the behaviour of players, supporters and members of community sporting clubs;
- Increase the viability and impact of sporting clubs in their communities;
- Reduce alcohol related problems such as drink driving, underage drinking and violence.
Displaying the Good Sports logo sends an important message to club members and the community. It confirms that the club promotes a responsible attitude towards alcohol and that it provides a safe environment for players, members, families and supporters.
Key Strategy: The key strategy of Good Sports is the accreditation program. The three level accreditation criteria consist of a set of alcohol management standards for clubs that serve and consume alcohol. Clubs are required to move through the levels in a period of no more than 5 years, maintaining all the criteria from previous levels as they do so. A local Good Sports Project Officer assists the club through the entire process. To find out ways Good Sports assist clubs and benefits the community please download the attached information sheet.
For more information contact Good Sports: