Mandurah sporting clubs invited to join Good Sports Program

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THE Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is calling for more sporting clubs across Mandurah to join its Good Sports Program which helps build healthier and more family-friendly club environments.

The program works with more than 500 clubs in WA and more than 8000 nationwide.

The program aims to create club environments where everyone feels welcome and supports clubs to implement policies around the responsible service of alcohol, safe transport and illegal drugs.

Mandurah has 25 sporting clubs in the program, benefiting around 6000 members.

ADF’s WA manager Greg Williams said dozens of sporting clubs in Mandurah were showing how committed they were to building healthier club environments by joining the Good Sports program.

“Clubs right across Mandurah have the chance to join the program,’’ he said.

“Our staff can guide clubs through the program, providing them with the resources they need to complete accreditation.

“Every club is different, but most can fulfil the requirements by committing just a few hours a year.’’

ADF has been working with City of Mandurah and local organisations in support of the Mandurah Community Youth Alcohol Strategy, which aims to reduce the harm caused by alcohol in the community, with a focus on young people.

The City is hosting a free workshop in the Tuckey Room at council offices on February 21.

Forum participants will also hear about the risk associated with supplying minors with alcohol.

Local sporting clubs can also visit the Good Sports stall at Peel Sports Forum on March 23.

More information at www.goodsports.com.au.

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