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"Responsible Minds"


Sporting  clubs  &  employers  promoting  well  being !!

Sporting club officials, business owners & employers provide great service to communities.  We all need to make a living, and then enjoy our non-work leisure time to stay happy and healthy. Keeping employees on the job and players on the field can be hard!! Dealing with non-work or off field  dramas, however is often much harder. Typical 'life dramas' include: losing ones job, marriage breakdown, mental health issues. Typical sporting club dramas include underage drinking, drug offenses, uncontrolled partying & risk taking,  sexual misconduct, ugly parent behaviour, racial abuse, car fatalities, drink driving, suicides, to name just a few.

This web site provides information to support responsible community and business leaders in running their own well-being events. A well being event may be 10 minutes or two hours. Well being event organisers can explore the Kick R's tab to decide which area of responsible behaviour they want to target. The website can also be used as a resource within clubs to provide key contacts for vaious well being issues.The 'Ideas for speakers' tab can be used to locate and contact experts to assist if needed.  
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25 July 2013

The Vermont Junior Football Club has an ongoing commitment to responsible alcohol management and is working towards Level 2 accreditation under the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.

The program provides leadership and support to community sports clubs throughout Australia to manage alcohol responsibly. It aims to help clubs become more viable by creating a safe and friendly environment whilst addressing their duty of care obligations in relation to alcohol consumption. It is the first nationwide alcohol management program of its kind.

As part of Level 2 accreditation, we will implement practices around responsible alcohol management including the development of transport strategies to ensure our members get home safely. Our facilities will be smoke-free and the emphasis for player awards, fundraising, prizes and functions will not be alcohol. Food will be provided when alcohol is served and we will sell a variety of low and non-alcoholic drinks and all bar staff will be RSA trained.

We are confident our efforts will continue to improve the environment at the Vermont Junior Football Club.We are working to ensure the Club is a great place to participate and socialise for all members of our community.

The Club will be regularly monitored to ensure we comply with the program. It is the responsibility of all our members to make sure we do the right thing when drinking and enjoying ourselves.

The Good Sports program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and is supported by VicHealth, TAC, Department of Health (Vic) and the Department of Health and Ageing.

For more information about the program contact the committee.




     The wellbeing of young males and families at Vermont is critical. Enjoyment and success in footy builds off wellbeing in life. On 19th June, we ask players and families to join us as we hear from current AFL players, as well as possible future AFL players from Eastern Ranges/Vermont.

     Learn from the experience of players in the AFL system about mental and physical preparation, dealing with real life challenges, and building life skills. The players will talk about real-life challenges of building mental and physical toughness.

     Western Bulldogs players will include Jack Macrae (NAB rising star nomination and pick 6 in 2012 draft) and Nathan Hrovat (pick 21 in 2012 draft, great debut recently).

     Mitchell Honeychurch, Jo Fisher, Daniel Nielson and Kyle Staples will join us from Eastern Ranges.

There will be two sessions -

1. U8 to U12s - arrive 5.30 for 6 pm start.

2. U13 to U17 - arrive 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

The second session will include Heath Black (192 AFL Games Fremantle & St Kilda 1997-2008, former Vermont player) talking about "Facing issues of drugs, alcohol & mental health"

Read the attached flyers for more and register with your team manager. Cost is $10 per family, pie and coke will be provided.

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Steve Bain


(Under 8-12 Flyer)             (Under 13-17 Flyer)