Shoosh for Kids - Summer
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Shoosh for Kids week for summer sports from 23 to 29 October 2017
Shoosh for Kids is a collaborative effort between Office of Sport and State Sporting Organisations to promote positive sideline behaviour to their members, clubs and associations. The Shoosh for Kids campaign is aimed at promoting positive behaviour at junior sports events. The general rule is, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
The purpose of the campaign is to support grass root sport to provide positive environment for their members, whilst assisting to address issues which arise from poor behaviour including:
- Abuse to officials
- Reduced volunteer numbers
- Reduced participation rates (due to poor experiences/ non-enjoyment/ too competitive)
The original initiative was launched in 2015 by the Newcastle Junior Rugby League Association and Country Rugby League, which developed from New Zealand’s ‘Let Kids be Kids’ campaign. The campaign was run as a collaborative campaign in regional NSW with six winter sports in 2016. Due to a very positive response from the sports community a state wide campaign was investigated and developed for the Summer 16/17 season, with six sports participating, four of which were run state wide.
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