Port Macquarie Basketball Association promotes Shoosh for Kids Week

Fun and games: Port Macquarie Basketball Association believe the emphasis on kids sport should be enjoyment, not winning.

Fun and games: Port Macquarie Basketball Association believe the emphasis on kids sport should be enjoyment, not winning.

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PORT Macquarie Basketball Association has teamed up with the Office of Sport and Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium to promote positive sideline behaviour at junior sporting events.

Shoosh for Kids Week starts on May 15 and PMBA is encouraging all members to support the cause, with the aim of keeping kids playing sport.

President Jason Berry promoted Shoosh for Kids Week along with other clubs and associations across NSW.

“We want junior games to be a positive, happy place for kids to enjoy themselves,” Berry said.

Office of Sport chief executive Matt Miller said sport is such an important part of life, with so many recognised health and social benefits.

“We want everyone, especially children, to continue their involvement in sport because it’s a fun and encouraging environment.

“Most people do the right thing. The sports we are working with want to remind spectators that there is no place for negative comments in local sport,” Mr Miller said.

The important points to remember are that if your comment is negative, then shoosh.

If your comment is directed at a player, then shoosh. If you comment is directed at a referee or match official, then shoosh.

Reward good play by both teams with applause; if you can’t then shoosh and show respect to players and game officials.

Winter sports supporting Shoosh for Kids Week include AFL, rugby league, football, hockey, netball and rugby union.

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