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Level 3 Good Sports accreditation

posted Mar 18, 2012, 4:11 PM by Trent Donovan
Willowburn Football Club is proud to announce that it has received Level 3 Good Sports accreditation.  Our club is the first football club in Queensland to achieve this, the highest level of accreditation available under the program.

The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) to develop safer and healthier communities. The program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related problems such as binge and underage drinking. 

Good Sports is recognised in the community health sector for its extensive research.  The program is evidence-based and evaluation continues on an on-going basis.

Displaying the Good Sports logo sends an important message to club members and the community. It confirms that the club promotes a responsible attitude towards alcohol and that it provides a safe environment for players, members, families and supporters.

The key strategy of Good Sports is the accreditation program. The three level accreditation criteria consist of a set of alcohol management standards for clubs that serve and consume alcohol. Clubs are required to move through the levels in a set amount of time (maximum 5 years), maintaining all the criteria from previous levels as they do so. 

Willowburn's current committee would like to extend a special thank you to previous committees for beginning and progressing this multi-year process, and in particular life members Phil and Bev Daly who were instrumental in our club's progressing through the 3 levels of accreditation.  We would also like to thank the Toowoomba Regional Council for their ongoing support.

The committee is also committed to maintaining our Level 3 status, and will be in contact with club members about undertaking Responsible Service of Alcohol courses in the near future.

For more information about Good Sports visit www.goodsports.com.au