GOSNELLS Bowling Club is helping to reduce the link between alcohol and sport in the community.
The club has been awarded a level three accreditation as part of the Good Sports program, for their work as leaders in reducing the link between alcohol and sport in the community.
The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program works in communities to make sports clubs safe and healthy.
Clubs learn about managing alcohol responsibly to become more family-friendly.
Being a Good Sports club means changing practices and adopting Good Sports policies, such as safe transport options, smoke-free clubrooms, alcohol alternative fundraising and training in Responsible Service of Alcohol.
Gosnells Bowling Club president Peter Charkiewicz said Good Sports was helping to promote positive messages and examples about alcohol.
“As a club we are proud to be able to provide our members and the community with a safe environment not only on the greens, but also at our clubrooms,” Mr Charkiewicz said.
“The club is determined to let everyone know that they’d become part of the Good Sports program. We made sure everyone knew about the program and reinforced that it needed a team effort to change the club’s image and create an attractive culture.
“With the assistance of Good Sports, it is our aim to develop leadership skills to become positive influences in changing the drinking culture in and around club. We have a code of conduct that recommends behaviours on and off the green in terms of responsible attitudes to alcohol and showing leadership in the community.”