Good Sports Awards nominations open to celebrate clubs and volunteers

NOMINATE: Good Sports clubs urged to shine a spotlight on their sporting hubs and volunteers. Photo: Supplied
NOMINATE: Good Sports clubs urged to shine a spotlight on their sporting hubs and volunteers. Photo: Supplied

Sporting clubs across regional South Australia are being urged to shine a spotlight on their community hubs and volunteers as nominations open for the Good Sports Awards.

Led by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Good Sports clubs across SA now have the chance to receive cash prizes and national recognition for building healthy and inclusive club environments.

Importantly, the initiative seeks to celebrate Australia's best local sports clubs and volunteers who work tirelessly to build and maintain healthy and family-friendly environments.

"This year we've seen many inspirational Good Sports clubs going above and beyond to keep members connected, engaged and healthy, despite coronavirus restrictions," Alcohol and Drug Foundation CEO, Dr Erin Lalor said.

"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," Dr Lalor added.

Entering the awards is easy, and Good Sports clubs may qualify for multiple categories.

This year's categories are:

  • Club of the Year
  • Club Champion
  • Healthy Eating Club of the Year
  • Healthy Minds Club of the Year
  • Junior Club of the Year
  • Safe Transport Club of the Year
  • Rookie Club of the Year
  • Tackling Illegal Drugs Club of the Year

Nominations close at midnight, December 1 and can be submitted via the Good Sports website at www.goodsports.com.au.

Winners are set to be announced at a ceremony early next year.

This story Help celebrate your sports club first appeared on Naracoorte Herald.