Good Sports is a national community health initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) delivered free to community sports clubs.
Good Sports is an accreditation based program delivered by Good Sports Project Officers who work directly with sports clubs in assisting them to become healthier, more viable, happier, more family oriented members of the community, and less focused on the consumption of alcohol at high risk levels.
This in turn assists in the development of safer and healthier communities.
Good Sports is not about drying up clubs, it?s simply about the responsible service and or consumption of alcohol, which in turn leads to a safer, healthier community.
Recent research found a significant reduction in levels of drink-driving in clubs that were Good Sports clubs.
One of the key funders is the Roads and Traffic Authority and with drink driving one of the key outcomes, this is a great result.
Good Sports works with clubs from over 80 different sports.
This year, football clubs in NSW overtook rugby league clubs as the number one accredited sport.
There are 166 NSW football clubs accredited in Good Sports and the total number of clubs in the state is approaching 1,000.