Burdekin sporting clubs and associations will be the beneficiaries of the Burdekin Shire Council signing up for the Good Sports program.
Mayor Bill Lowis said council had signed a memorandum of understanding with Good Sports Queensland at a recent meeting.
“This is a great free program that will help sporting clubs and associations develop strategies for the best practice around alcohol management, healthy eating and create a safe family friendly environment for participants,” he said.
“I would encourage our local clubs to register with Good Sports and take advantage of what this program can offer.
“It’s all about reducing alcohol misuse and keeping participants and their families safe.
“Council has signed on and part of our commitment will include a Responsible Service of Alcohol course for club members.”
Cr Lowis said a Good Sports representative would also attend the Burdekin Be Active Advisory Committee meetings.
“Good Sports will help our local clubs ensure they provide a safe place for their members and also advise council on how to boost participation in sporting activities,” he said.
Good Sports is a joint Australian State and Territory Government Initiative. Further information about the Good Sports program can be found at goodsports.com.au