Preventing Alcohol Harms


‘Understanding the risks associated with underage drinking for young people’ Sporting Clubs Pilot Project

Success of the 2013 'Understanding the Risks of Underage Drinking for Young People' Project led to funding to extend the scope and applicability of the pilot project into the sporting clubs setting.

The model developed in this pilot project is intended to be embedded as part of a systematic approach to addressing the issues regarding alcohol misuse in young people. The pilot project has produced a resource to support local sporting clubs to include delivery of the presentation in their regular club development activities.

The presentation has a focus on brain development in young people and aims to:

  • Increase awareness within sporting clubs of their role in reducing the risk of underage drinking,
  • Improve the knowledge and skills of sporting clubs to reduce the risk of underage drinking in their clubs;
  • Whilst also aligning with relevant local government plans and strategies and supporting sustainability through adoption in sporting club business plans and development activities.

Organisations: Access Health and Community, Boroondara Council, Carrington Health, Dalgarno Institute, EACH, Eastern Health, Inner East Primary Care Partnership, Inspiro, Knox Council, Manningham Council, Maroondah Council, Monash Council, Outer East Primary Care Partnership, Whitehorse Council, Yarra Ranges Council.

Contact: David Towl, Access Health & Community