Clubs that Care was a initiative through "Our Town's ICE fight"

Clubs that Care is an initiative to build sporting clubs as settings which are protective against illicit drug use and to build the capacity of club personnel to be responsive to drug concerns in supportive and appropriate ways. 

Leisure Networks in partnership with the Australian Drug Foundation, local alcohol and drug services and local sporting associations will work with 12 clubs over the next 12 months to:

  • Develop an Illicit Drug Policy and associated procedures

  • Include details of the policy in the Club’s Code of Conduct, Member Handbook and other related member documents

  • To upskill Wellbeing Personnel in detection and referral

  • To provide player education 

This will require face to face work with Committees and wellbeing personnel to understand the issues surrounding drug use, to commit to policy and to establish procedures on what to do if drug related issues come to their attention.

Sue Cormack, Leisure Networks says that sporting clubs are important places for people to find belonging and that community connection is protective against a range of health and wellbeing issues. “It is very important that clubs are the best places they can be through responsible management of alcohol, role modelling high standards of behaviour, and supporting members in trouble”.  

Clubs That Care is funded through Our Town’s Fight Against Ice campaign and the work being done with football, netball, cricket and soccer clubs in the region through this project should lead the way for all clubs across the region. 

More information:

Sue Cormack

Leisure Networks

(03) 5224 9933  

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