GROUP Three Junior Rugby League will promote positive sideline behaviour at junior sporting matches through Shoosh for Kids Week.
Running this week the group will encourage all members to support the cause, with the aim of keeping kids playing sport.
Group Three Junior Rugby League president Warren Blissett said promoting Shoosh for Kids Week in our competitions, along with other clubs across NSW means there is a consistent message for grassroots sport.
“We want junior games to be a positive, happy place for kids to enjoy themselves while being active,” Mr Blissett said.
Office of Sport chief executive Matt Miller said sport is such an important part of our lives, with so many recognised health and social benefits. We want to ensure that all players, officials and spectators, have a positive experience.
“We want everyone, especially children, to continue their involvement in sport because it’s a fun and encouraging environment for everyone,’’ Mr Miller said.
“Most people do the right thing. However, the sports we are working with want to remind spectators that there is no place for negative comments in local sport.”
- 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! Show respect to players and game officials. Remember it’s their game.