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Healthy Fridge = Healthy People = Healthy Club

February 9 2018, News

Water should always be the drink of choice before, during and after sport.  Whilst respecting individuals right to choice, research shows that by simply changing the layout of your canteen/kiosk fridge to put water in more prominent positions; encourages people to purchase water instead of sports drinks and soft drinks. Be one of 10 clubs […]

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Promote a responsible approach to alcohol use

December 12 2017, News

Every club has their own unique club culture and community. However it is very important to ensure that when your members are choosing to spend time at your club and choose to consume alcohol there, that a safe, family friendly environment is in place for everyone to enjoy. There are a number of ways your […]

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Make water the drink of choice – supply and promote water

December 12 2017, News

Are you a sporting club playing to improve on and off the field in 2019? If so, there are some simple things that your club or venue can do to encourage the consumption of water for health and performance benefits. Sports Focus has partnered with VicHealth to make water the beverage of choice. Why choose water? Water […]

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Know what women want and need from their sport to get them engaged

December 12 2017, News

Women are currently less likely to participate in team sports and sport-related activities than men, preferentially choosing endurance/health or fitness activities such as walking, fitness/gym, running/jogging, cycling, yoga, bush walking or pilates. Many women face a number of barriers which can contribute to their lower participation rates in club based sports – competing childcare responsibilities, […]

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You can’t be, what you can’t see – Women need role models

December 12 2017, News

All sports and community clubs are keen to win their share of the market with the apparent rise in female sport participation.  But unfortunately it’s not always as simple as ‘open the doors and they will come’! Most people are not trailblazers.  They need role models.  They need to see other people like them, succeeding […]

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Think of the Child, not the Club – Be Child Safe

December 12 2017, News

Why not start the year off by casting a critical eye over your club and its facility and asking yourself the question “How can we better safeguard our children?” Find a friend or two in your club and start to review how your club supports the safeguarding of children. Think about drafting a Statement of […]

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