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Good Sports club awards pay tribute to the heart and soul of the community

Nominations for the national Good Sports Awards are now open.

Organised by The Alcohol and Drug Foundation, local clubs are encouraged for a chance to win cash prizes and achieve national recognition for building healthy and inclusive sporting environments.

The Good Sports Awards were developed to shine the light on sports clubs that are often at the heart and soul of the community sporting clubs.

All clubs, no matter their size or sporting code, can enter multiple categories including Club of the Year.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation CEO, Dr Erin Lalor AM says that although many clubs spent much of the year benched due to lockdowns, wins off the field are just as worthy of celebration.

“This is why we’ve added the Staying Connected Award to celebrate clubs who have shown just how much they really care about keeping their members and community connected, engaged and healthy. We strongly encourage Clubs to nominate,” said Dr Lalor.

“Even if your club’s season has been cut short this year due to COVID-19, celebrating your wins and achievements is the perfect way to boost club morale and keep members feeling proud and connected.”

This year’s categories include

  • Club of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Safe Transport Award
  • Mental Health Excellence Award
  • Junior Club of the Year
  • New Club of the Year
  • Staying Connected Award
  • Volunteer of the Year from each state

“The Awards recognise the strong clubs and dedicated people who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be. They are with us in the good times and help us get through the tough times,” Dr Lalor said.

You can enter your club by visiting goodsports.com.au/awards/. Nominees need to select the relevant categories for the nomination and answer the online questions.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony early next year.