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Good Sports

The Australian Drug Foundation Good Sports program provides free support to sporting clubs to change their culture and reduce high risk drinking. With a focus on young people and families, the program encourages sport participation and reduced drinking.

The three-level accreditation criteria provide alcohol management standards for clubs that serve and / or consume alcohol. Clubs move through the levels over a period of three to five years, maintaining all standards from previous levels as they progress.

The focus of the program is to support sporting club committees progressively change the way alcohol is managed in all activities within the clubs' grounds and associated functions.

For clubs that serve alcohol or allow members to bring alcohol to the facilities, Good Sports provides guidance and advice meeting State / Territory laws. Clubs can also benefit from access to Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training at a reduced cost. For clubs that host post-match functions where alcohol is available, Good Sports provides support to reduce alcohol related risks and change binge drinking culture.

Once a sporting club signs up to the program, a Good Sports Project Officer assists the committee to work through the entire process, providing materials and resources, one-on-one visits and ongoing support. To progress through the accreditation levels, the club committee agrees to meet specific standards.

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11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.
650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.