New South Wales Minister for Sport John Sidoti
Shoosh For Kids This Winter
Victor P Taffa
Sporting organisations are kicking goals for kids across the state as they remind spectators, players and the community to ‘Shoosh for Kids’ this winter.
20 sporting codes and more than 1,000 clubs and sporting associations have signed up to support the New South Wales Government’s Shoosh for Kids winter campaign, which promotes positive behaviour to their members, clubs and associations.
Minister for Sport John Sidoti said sport should be fun for kids, and everyone has an obligation to ensure it is a positive experience.
“Sport offers many benefits to children, from improved general health and fitness to increased confidence and improved coordination.” Minister Sidoti said.
“We’ve all got a responsibility to ensure it is a fun, safe environment for children. 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 it offers.”
Shoosh for Kids winter awareness week will be held from 20-26 May 2019. Clubs and associations will receive access to a range of free resources, including sport-specific flyers, social media posts and audio announcements.
Netball NSW CEO, Carolyn Campbell said Netball NSW believe in the importance of promoting positive behaviour and this starts at the grassroots level on the sidelines of the games being played each week.
“We strongly support the Shoosh for Kids campaign. We want to see children continue to enjoy the benefits of netball of all sport and the key to this is fostering positive sporting environments for all.” Ms. Campbell said.
Hockey NSW CEO, David Thompson said that creating a safe, inclusive and ultimately fun atmosphere for our junior participants is a top priority for Hockey NSW.
“Shoosh for Kids initiative is an important tool in promoting positive sideline behaviour at our clubs and associations.” Mr. Thompson said.
“State Sporting Organisations have an important role to play in protecting our young players and officials, so it’s a great opportunity for us to support a wonderful campaign.”
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