Traralgon Golf Club Inc
EARNS ACCREDITATION AS THEY HIT ALCOHOL HEAD
Efforts by Traralgon Golf Club Inc to tackle the difficult issue
of alcohol management in community sport has resulted in the club
receiving Level 2 accreditation as part of the Australian Drug
Foundation's Good Sports program.
Good Sports has been designed to assist clubs with the responsible
management of alcohol through an accreditation process requiring
the clubs to implement a variety of practises and policies at each
level. It is the first nationwide alcohol accreditation program of
The program helps to break the so-called link between alcohol and
club profits and in the process guides clubs to a healthier and
safer future. It also makes the club a more attractive place to be
for a wider range of people in the local community.
Traralgon Golf Club Inc Spokesperson, Greg Knee said today that "We
offer friendly and safe club facilities which comply with Liquor
Licensing's legal requirements. An important part of the program
was that we put our volunteer bar servers through a training course
in responsible service of alcohol."
"We want people to know the Traralgon Golf Club Inc's focus is
sport, not drinking. We serve alcohol in a safe, responsible manner
and drinking is certainly not our reason for being here. I can
assure all members of our community that this is a welcoming and
safe place to play and watch sport."
The club will be regularly monitored to ensure compliance with the
The Good Sports program was developed following research conducted
by the Australian Drug Foundation which showed high risk
consumption of alcohol in community sports clubs. Through the
introduction of responsible alcohol management practices, clubs
have been able to improve their image, increase their revenue and
decrease their risk of liability.
The program is run in Victoria by Australian Drug Foundation. Clubs
interested in more information or wishing to register in the Goods
Sports program should contact:
Victoria State Manager