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Good Sports – Tips for Christmas

good sports logoThe lead-up to Christmas is a great time for summer sporting clubs to celebrate the success of the first half of the season and do some fundraising with barbeques and other festive events.

With this in mind, it’s important for clubs to remember the Good Sports “safe celebrating” tips.

1. Promote your club’s Code of Conduct before the event so everyone knows what’s expected.

2. Ensure club members are being served by RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) trained bar staff.

3. Avoid table service and “topups” as it makes it harder for your club members to keep track of how many drinks they’ve had.

4. Stop serving alcohol during speeches or presentations. This reduces the chance of high levels of intoxication.

5. Provide plenty of free water, soft drink and other non-alcoholic drinks.

6. Provide plenty of food options and ensure everyone’s dietary requirements are catered for.

7. Provide safe transport options such as taxi vouchers, mini bus or designated drivers and communicate this prior to the event.

8. Hold a debrief session after the event to assess how it all went and to consider what you can do differently next year.

9. Have fun!

Some extra things to consider:

Good Sports wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!

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White Ribbon Day – 25th November 2013

White ribbon day

White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. Through primary prevention initiatives and an annual campaign, White Ribbon Australia seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate family Violence, by leading social change.

Donations to White Ribbon Australia are tax deductible and will support the organisation’s vital work aimed at ending men’s violence against women.

Make your club part of the movement to prevent violence against women. Get some donations happening and show your support by;
-wearing a white uniform
-wearing a white armband
-getting your team to “take the oath”
-wearing white zinc cream
-swapping the traditional male/female roles at your club

For more ideas and to donate go to

White Ribbon Day
The one time you can swear in sport. Swear the oath to prevent violence against women


 Southern Grampians White Ribbon Day

When: 25th November, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Where: Melville Oval
Address: Market Place,
Hamilton, VIC 3300
Contact: Southern Grampians Shire Council
Megan Kruger
Ph: (03) 5573 0418

Southern Grampians Shire Council is facilitating a White Ribbon Day event at Melville Oval, hosted by local White Ribbon Day ambassador Paul Stanhope and will include a swearing of the oath, releasing of white balloons and a free BBQ lunch.


White Ribbon Day
The one time you can swear in sport. Swear the oath to prevent violence against women



Warrnambool White Ribbon Day Campaign

When: 18th November, 12:00pm to 26th November, 12:00pm
Where: Warrnambool Civic Green
Address: Corner Liebig and Timor St,
Warrnambool, VIC 3280
Contact: Womens Health & Wellbeing Barwon South West
Emma Mahony
Ph: (03) 5564 5786
Entry: FREE

The Womens Health & Wellbeing Barwon South West are holding various events to mark White Ribbon Day 2013.

1. Tree Project
Local organisations will sponsor a tree. Their logo and White Ribbon Day promotion will appear on white ribbons that will be draped around prominent local pines in the Warrnambool CBD (surrounding the Civic Green).

2. Cultural Project
The Warrnambool Art Gallery and Lighthouse Theatre will install large scale White Ribbon Day messaging over this time. Other interested organisations are invited to participate please contact as above.

3. Recreation Project The Warrnambool (ARC) Stadium and Aqua Zone will also install large scale White Ribbon Day messaging over this time to draw attention to the WRD campaign and provide a call for action.

White Ribbon Day
The one time you can swear in sport. Swear the oath to prevent violence against women

HSE clubs join forces!

Two of South West Sport’s Healthy Sporting Environment clubs have joined forces as they both ramp up for their summer season.

Angels v Pirates

The Warrnambool Angels Baseball Club and Port Fairy Cricket Club swapped bats and balls as they honed their skills at Port Fairy’s training session on Tuesday night.  There are some obvious similarities between the sports, however the clubs’ differ greatly in their age; the Angels only becoming incorporated in recent months, whilst the Port Fairy Cricket Club was established in 1849.

Both clubs are working towards giving their members the best possible club experience by creating a welcoming and healthier environment for all.  To find out how your club can get involved in the HSE program, contact us HERE

Read the full story HERE