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Tackling Illegal Drugs in Sports
May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tackling Illegal Drugs
Funded by the Australian Government and coordinated by the Good Sports crew, the TID program aims to help Australian sports clubs become better prepared to address drug-related issues. The main aim is to support community sports clubs to develop and implement illegal drugs policies.
The TID program is a free opportunity to inform the club members about illegal drugs and prevent future harms.
Lauderdale Football Club are hosting the next Tackling Illegal Drugs Forum in May.
All Clubs in the Clarence region are invited to attend the forum.
Attendees will learn about the program, receive alcohol and other drugs training, and discuss various scenarios which could occur at your club.
Sporting clubs are a snapshot of the larger community and no matter what age or sport, chances are, most clubs and members have been touched by the issue.
Be a leader and be the first to address a growing problem. Over 40% of Australians over the age of 14 have tried an illicit substance. Sports clubs are an ideal setting to promote positive behaviours. They are often at the centre of community life and can help to foster relationships and provide positive role models.
Be prepared. Even there doesn’t appear to be issues now, it pays to have a policy that sets clear standards and actions. This helps to meet duty of care obligations and establishes a code of conduct, and action strategies to support your club community.
Primary prevention works. By investing the time to have a conversation about illegal drugs now, clubs can help to prevent drug-related issues in the future. It’s estimated that for every $1 spent on funding a community football club, there is at least a $4.40 return on investment in terms of reduced harm.
How does the TID program work?
The program starts with a forum. This is where clubs receive some alcohol and other drug training, learn more about the program and chat through the process of policy development.
The process finishes with a workshop. The aim of this is to finalise your policy and ensure that you have all the information you need to move forward.
Check out goodsports.com.au for more info on the program.
Please contact Good Sports to register your interest.
Els-Mari Mclean 0410 998 393 or firstname.lastname@example.org