Good Sports reduce alcohol harm

GOOD Sports is a national program of the Australian Drug Foundation which has been working with sporting clubs across Australia since 2001 to help them better manage alcohol to create a more family friendly environment.

The program has more than 5000 clubs involved across Australia and independent research shows the program is making a real difference with 200 clubs accredited in NSW.

Clubs work through three levels of accreditation that identify areas for improvement including alcohol and tobacco management, safe transport and fund-raising.

Good Sports state manager Russel Grimson said with alcohol a leading cause of preventable illness and death in Australia, breaking the link between alcohol and sport has never been more important.

“By joining Good Sports and achieving Level 3 accreditation, over 200 clubs across NSW are showing their communities the importance they place on the health and well-being of their players and members,” he said.

According to research, the Good Sports program helps reduce in short-term risky drinking by 10 per cent.

Good Sports is Australia’s largest preventive health program for the community sporting sector, with more than 1800 community sporting clubs registered in NSW and more than 6000 involved nationally.

For more information about Good Sports visitwww.goodsports苏州美甲美睫培训.au

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