The La Trobe University Hockey Club is pleased to announce it is the first hockey club in the Northern Suburbs to join the Good Sports program.
Sports clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and therefore have a responsibility to our members and their families. In recognition of this, the La Trobe University Hockey Club has elected to participate in the Good Sports program. The program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation in conjunction with VicHealth, the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC), Department of Health (Vic) and the Department of Health and Ageing. The program has been designed to assist clubs with the responsible management of alcohol and is the only nationwide program of its kind.
As a community based club we believe involvement in this program is a way for our club to promote a healthy and welcoming club culture whilst working to consistently meet our duty of care obligations in regards to alcohol consumption.
We’ll be working close with the Good Sports team over the coming weeks to address the criteria required to become an accredited club. The first step in doing so is the implementation of Alcohol Management, Smoke Free and Safe Transport policies.