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Shoosh for Kids

Shoosh for Kids is a collaborative effort between the Office of Sport and State Sporting Organisations to promote positive behaviour to their members, clubs and associations. The general rule is, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. 

Shoosh for Kids' aim is to keep sport focused on fun so that kids continue to enjoy participating in sport. 

The purpose of the campaign is to support grassroots sports in providing positive environments for their members, whilst also addressing issues which arise from poor behaviour including: 

  • Abuse to officials 
  • Reduced volunteer numbers 
  • Reduced participation rates (due to poor experiences/ non-enjoyment/ too competitive)

Sign up to support the campaign. Together we can keep sport fun and kids participating!

Evaluation data has shown that 95% of participants intended to engage with Shoosh for Kids on an annual basis, demonstrating the value of the campaign to the sector and its participants.

In 2021, the Winter Shoosh for Kids awareness month ran in May with 831 clubs and associations signing up to the campaign and 21 campaign partners. Thanks to all those who got on board. 

Summer 2021 Shoosh for Kids has not been confirmed as yet. The plan is to have resources with no dates to allow sport to use the resources throughout the season, without specific timeframes. 

You sign up to support the campaign.

  • Download FREE resources to spread the campaign message
  • Share the message with your members (#shooshforkids)
  • Help raise awareness of the importance of keeping kids sport focused on fun!
  • Do as much or as little as you want

With a hiatus during 2020 due to COVID, we have made some exciting changes for 2021! 

The Shoosh for Kids awareness campaign was held in the month of May (winter season), and due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, the summer season format will be on offer throughout the summer season, with no specific awareness period.

Don't forget to register your club for the next Shoosh for Kids campaign.

Sector Partners

Our sector partners play a huge role in promoting the Shoosh for Kids message to their local clubs and association members.

If you are an SSO, SSOD or Peak Body and would like to join our growing list of sector partners, contact shooshforkids@sport.nsw.gov.au

AFL NSW/ACT

AFL NSW/ACT

Football NSW

Football NSW

Oztag

Swimming NSW

Gymnastics NSW

NSW Biathlon

PCYC NSW

Basketball NSW

Basketball NSW

Hockey NSW

Hockey NSW

NSW Rugby League

Tennis NSW

Little Athletics NSW

Ice Hockey NSW

Cricket NSW

Cricket NSW

Netball NSW

Netball NSW

NSW Rugby

Touch Football NSW

Softball NSW

Softball NSW

Motorcycling NSW

Volleyball NSW

Volleyball NSW

Northern NSW Football

Northern NSW Football

Pony Club NSW

Women's Bowls NSW

Sport NSW

Karting NSW

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