Good Sports? Yes we are!

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Albany Roller Derby League has become a Level 1 accredited Good Sports Club…so what does this actually mean?

With the support of Good Sports we have created policies for our League around consumption of Alcohol and Smoking.  This means our League becomes a role model in the Albany community for safe consumption of alcohol.

The aim of  Good Sports

We want to see more families enjoying sporting clubs and socialising together. We want women and children to feel just as comfortable in the clubrooms as men.

We know that binge drinking drives families away from sports clubs, so we’re all about supporting clubs to put sport – not booze – in the spotlight.

Good Sports is a three-step program for sporting clubs. We provide resources and training to help clubs tackle alcohol-related issues as well as mental health, smoking and obesity.

Our aim is for all Australians to be the healthiest they can be.

Good Sports is run by the Australian Drug Foundation, which has more than 50 years’ experience – so you’re in safe hands.

Good Sports is an effective program that ARDL was keen to get involved with as a four-year study by University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Population Health and Deakin University has proven that Good Sports changes community sports club drinking culture

Good Sports is the only community sports program in the world that has been proven to reduce harm from alcohol.

Good Sports:

  • reduces the likelihood of risky drinking by 37 per cent, and
  • reduces the risk of alcohol-related harm to club members by 42 per cent.

If your club is keen to know more about Good Sports pop on over to find out more.

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