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Chirnside Park Football Club (CPFC)

Building strong and connected communities is important for everyone. Local footy clubs provide an opportunity to bring people together, increase participation in sport, promote social connection and create a sense of belonging. Research tells us that all these elements protect children, young people and adults from social isolation, alcohol and other drug use and poor mental/physical health.

The 'Our Club': A Place for Everyone Initiative undertook a Club Engagement Survey in June 2020 to find out how Eastern Football Netball League (EFNL) clubs are keeping members, supporters and the community connected whilst football was on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions being in place.

Chirnside Park Football Club (CPFC) kept members informed and socially connected through:

  • Social media communication to families, members and players
  • Communicating ways to stay physically and mentally healthy throughout isolation
  • Individual team communication.

CPFC found social media communication to be most effective to keep parents up-to-date regarding the restrictions and how it affected the 2020 Football Season.

The Club found the continued positivity relating to getting the kids back out on the Football field, as well as the work by the Committee, kept the spirit of the Football Club alive during the uncertainty of restrictions.

Club website: Chirnside Park Football Club

Resource: 'Our Club': A Place for Everyone Initiative