Good Sports supports and inspires community sporting clubs to set up a better environment for players, volunteers, supporters and officials, helping tackle tricky topics such as alcohol, drugs, smoking, mental health and safe transport.

Joining Good Sports is free and open to all community sporting clubs in Australia – no matter how large or small.

When you become part of the team, you’ll get access to our easy online portal; connection to a dedicated Relationship Manager to step your club volunteers through the program; help to comply with legislation and duty of care requirements; quick and easy access to proven tools and resources; and, tips to boost funding opportunities.

And you’ll be in good company.

Over 11,000 community sporting clubs are currently working their way through the program – from footy clubs and basketball teams to dragon boat racers and BMX riders, and everything in between.

Independent research has verified the effectiveness of Good Sports, showing that it reduces the likelihood of risky drinking by 37% and alcohol-related harms by 42% in community sporting clubs.

Even if your club doesn’t sell alcohol or have BYO events, Good Sports can help you set the bar high.

We’ll guide you to set standards and other clear policies around smoking and drug risk management to build a positive culture, attract new members and volunteers and make sure everyone knows what’s expected, in and out of club colours.

It’s important because sporting clubs that model healthy behaviours are leaders in their community, playing an important role to prevent and reduce harms from alcohol and other drugs.

Join Good Sports today – you’ve got nothing to lose!

  • The Good Sports program is free and open to all community sporting clubs in Australia.  Clubs can join the program by visiting
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Sammy D Foundation


The Sammy D Foundation has spread the message about the consequences of violent behaviour, and the risks associated with alcohol and drug misuse across hundreds of schools, community groups, and sporting clubs, raising awareness, and educating over 220,000+ young people and mentoring 448 young people. The Sammy D Foundation educates young people on the impacts of bullying, violence and drug and alcohol misuse. By providing relevant age-appropriate information, knowledge and tools, the Sammy D Foundation empowers young people to make positive life decisions for a better community.

On Sunday May 4, 2008 the life of 17 year-old Sam Davis was tragically cut short when he fell victim to a violent and unprovoked one punch assault. The Sammy D Foundation was established in Sam’s memory to educate young people about the harm and impact of violence, and the consequences it has on  victims, perpetrators, bystanders, families, friends and the broader community. Over the last 14 years we’ve developed a full suite of programs aimed at preventing bullying, violence, and alcohol and other drug misuse in schools, sporting clubs and the community.

We empower youth through education. Our vision continues to influence a cultural change in ALL South Australian schools and sporting clubs with the intention to expand nationally. Our purpose is to end violence by connecting and empowering young people. Our Aspiration is for all young people to live their best life free from violence.

For more information on our education programs click here.

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