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Hockey Queensland joins with Good Sports to promote healthy food and drink consumption

Hockey Queensland joins with Good Sports to promote healthy food and drink consumption
June 30, 2014

Hockey Queensland has stepped up its commitment to healthy clubs by forming a partnership with the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.

Good Sports works in communities to make sports clubs safe and healthy.

Through the program, clubs learn about managing alcohol responsibly to become more family-friendly. In Queensland, the program has an added benefit, providing advice to sports clubs around healthy eating as well.

Hockey Queensland Chief Executive Louisa Begley is pleased to be among the first state sporting organisations to formalise a partnership with Good Sports, helping hockey clubs across the state promote healthier attitudes to food and alcohol.

Begley explains “it’s important for state sporting organisations to take the lead and support community clubs to create healthier sporting environments. Many hockey clubs within Queensland have already adopted this program with two of our clubs winning the last two consecutive Queensland Good Sports Club of the Year awards. We look forward to continuing this important initiative.”

Good Sports Queensland Manager Damien Shea, said that with this new partnership, the Australian Drug Foundation hopes to further assist Queensland hockey clubs through the program.

Shea added “we’re already working with 26 hockey clubs and associations across the state so we know that there’s great demand for the healthy initiatives of the Good Sports program.

“We welcome the support of Hockey Queensland to get even more clubs on board and further promote healthy environments throughout the state.”

For over a decade, the Good Sports program has been assisting sporting clubs across Australia to manage alcohol and tobacco.

In Queensland, the program has evolved to now include healthy eating through the program Good Sports Healthy Eating.

The program has combined and built on the success of the original Good Sports program and Food for Sport: Health Food and Drink Guidelines for Sporting Clubs. It is a joint Australian, State and Territory Government initiative.

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