20 May Chronicle Counsel: Positivity encouraged for kids sports this winter
Poor spectator behaviour at kids sports and community sports matches on the Central Coast is being addressed this month, as part of the Shoosh for Kids awareness campaign.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch encouraged local sports clubs and associations to support the message, with 43 already involved.
“We want to see all kids on the Central Coast have a positive experience when they participate in community sport and that involves parents and spectators doing the right thing,” Mr Crouch said.
“Throughout the month of May, local sports clubs and associations across all codes are being encouraged to support the shoosh for Kids message, which reminds parents and spectators that poor behaviour from the sidelines will not be tolerated”.
Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the campaign was timely with the recommencement of winter sports seasons across NSW.
“It’s great to see larger crowds and families back at community sport, and we all have a responsibility to ensure it is a fun, safe environment for children,” Mr Lee said.
“One of the best ways we can do this is to keep comments positive so that kids want to keep playing and enjoying the benefits that sport offers.”
“We know that young people thrive with positive adult role models and the Shoosh for Kids initiative reinforces positive, supportive behaviours in sport.”
Shoosh for Kids runs from 1 to 31 May, with free resources available to sports clubs and associations that sign up throughout the campaign.
For more information, go to: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/shooshforkids.
Our thanks to Chronicle member Adam Crouch for this information.