Good sports a chance for local clubs to shine

Nominations are now open for the Good Sports Awards, offering local clubs a chance to gain national recognition for building a healthy and inclusive sporting environment as well as cash prizes to boost their coffers.

The Good Sports Awards, run by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, pay tribute to the heart and soul of community sporting clubs, no matter their size or sporting code.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation CEO, Erin Lalor, said the awards recognised the strong clubs and dedicated people who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be.

“They are with us in the good times and help us get through the tough times,” Lalor said.

“Even if your club’s season has been cut short this year due to COVID-19, celebrating your wins and achievements is the perfect way to boost club morale and keep members feeling proud and connected.”

This year’s categories include Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Safe Transport Award, Mental Health Excellence Award, Junior Club of the Year and the new category for 2021, the Staying Connected Award.

All these categories have a $1,000 cash prize.

Other categories include Club of the Year from each state in which the winner will receive a $500 prize, and Volunteer of the Year from each state which will receive $250.

Good Sports is Australia’s largest community health sports program, working with more than 10,000 community sports clubs across Australia to build a healthier sporting nation.

The program helps clubs create a safe, welcoming, family-friendly environment to promote long-term positive health and preventing alcohol and drug related harm.

Nominations for the Good Sports Awards will be accepted until midnight, October 6.

Media Release, Aug 25
Alcohol and Drug Foundation