The Office of Sport has invited Harden Soccer Club to promote positive sideline behaviour at junior sporting events by partnering them in their Shoosh for Kids Week.
Running from May 15 to 21, the club is encouraging all members to support the program, with the aim of keeping kids playing sport. .
Greg Brown, President of Harden Soccer Club said promoting Shoosh for Kids Week at the club, along with other clubs and associations 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 Brown 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 everyone, especially children, to continue their involvement in sport because it’s a fun and encouraging environment for everyone. 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,” Mr Miller said.
The Shoosh for kids week promotes the If your comment is negative, if your comment is directed at a player, 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, its their game.