The Alcohol and Drug foundation is committed to preventing alcohol and drug harm in communities around the nation.
By working directly with sporting clubs in the Good Sports program, we empower Australians to reach their full potential by living lives free from alcohol and other drug harm.
Further information can be found here:
Good Sports Step-by-Step Guide to developing an illegal drug policy
Historically, alcohol and sport have been closely linked in Australian culture. Many sporting clubs across Australia are dependent on the revenue made from alcohol to finance club activities.
However, alcohol can bring a range of issues for the club such as excessive drinking, drink driving and anti-social and unsafe behaviour.
Good Sports program
Evidence shows that community based sporting clubs are a great place for health promotion. Sporting clubs can positively impact their members lives outside of sport, by preventing alcohol problems such as excessive and underage drinking.
The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to develop safe and healthier communities. The program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce harms associated with alcohol and other drugs.
Good Sports aims to:
Benefits of Good Sports
How Good Sports works
The Good Sports program is a three-step accreditation process. The three level accreditation criteria consists of alcohol management standards for clubs that serve and consume alcohol.
A dedicated Project Officer will be assigned to individual clubs to help committees and members progress through the three levels of the program.
The following is required of clubs to progress through the three levels.
Level 1: Liquor License, RSA Training, Smoke-free indoors, Good Sports Promotion
Level 2: Maintenance of Level 1, healthy food and drink options, safe transport policy, diverse revenue generation
Level 3: Maintenance of Level 1 and 2, alcohol management policy
Liquor License Snapshot
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
The Alcohol and Drug foundation offers Responsible Service of Alcohol training.
Number of People
Club Liquor Licensing Seminars
The Alcohol and Drug foundation also offers Club Liquor Licensing Seminars.
The seminars aim to:
Cost: Negotiable upon request
Tackling the Issue
The Alcohol and Drug foundation also offers sessions to help clubs develop a policy on illegal drugs.
Having a policy on illegal drugs shows that your club is concerned about the health and welfare of its members.
A policy for illegal drugs sets clear standards for expected behaviour, acts as a positive influence on young members and prepares your club in case there is an incident.