SHOOSH FOR KIDS CAMPAIGN GOING STATE WIDE
Softball NSW is teaming up with Office of Sport, Sport and Recreation and five other summer sports to promote positive sideline behavior at junior sporting events through the Shoosh for Kids campaign.
Running from 7 – 13 November Softball NSW are encouraging all clubs/ associations to join the cause, with the aim of keeping kids playing sport.
“Bringing the Shoosh for Kids Week to clubs and associations across NSW means that there is consistent message, we want junior sport to be a positive, happy place for kids to enjoy themselves whilst being active” said Joanne Barrett, Development Officer with Sport and Recreation.
“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, experience is positive. We want everyone, especially children to continue their involvement in sport because it’s a fun and encouraging environment for all,” Ms Barrett 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 our local sport.
The Shoosh for Kids Week has grown from Newcastle Junior Rugby League in the winter 2015 season to include regional involvement in 2016 winter season, with great success. This success has led to the summer campaign being offered to clubs across NSW due to a range of sports supporting the campaign concept.
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!
The participating sports include Basketball NSW, Cricket NSW, Little Athletics NSW, Softball NSW, NSW Touch and Tennis NSW.