Smokefree Sports – Why Go Smokefree?

North Melbourne Football Club is top of the ladder when it comes to making their club smokefree – and now it wants to encourage other clubs to do the same.

The club has joined forces with Quit Victoria for an innovative new project encouraging Victorian sporting clubs to go completely smokefree.

The ‘Smokefree Sports’ project aims to support Victorian sporting clubs in going smokefree, protecting their communities from second-hand smoke and being strong role models for young people in the community.

As part of the project, Quit Victoria is launching a new set of resources to help clubs to make the transition to completely smokefree venues.

Quit has an easy–to-use guide that can step you through the process, There are templates readily available, so you don’t need to start from scratch, and tips on how to talk to people about the new rules.

Resources for clubs can be found at: http://quit.org.au/sportinggroups

For help to quit smoking, contact Quitline on 13 78 48