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Scoresby Football Club

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.

Scoresby Football Club undertook the following initiatives to keep members socially connected:

  • Regular Zoom chats between members
  • Regular contact of players by coaches and committee
  • Online quiz / games available to all members.

Feedback from club members was positive and the initiatives well received, although restrictions on the number of users able to log in at any one time on some platforms did reduce the ability to reach everyone at once. However the club continues to reach out to all members using social media channels, along with their chaplaincy program to provide support to anyone that needs it.

A spokesperson from the Club said "We are looking forward to being able to socialise in person as soon as possible".

Club website: Scoresby Football Club

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