SHOOSH for KIDS (Media Release)

KIDS AT ILLAWARRA Basketball TELL SPECTATORS TO SHOOSH

Illawarra Basketball has teamed up with the Office of Sport and to all members to promote positive sideline behaviour at junior sporting events through Shoosh for Kids Week.

Running from 15 to 21 May ILLAWARRA BASKETBALL is encouraging all members to support the cause, with the aim of keeping kids playing sport.

Graeme Haney President of Illawarra Basketball said promoting Shoosh for Kids Week at our club, along with other clubs and associations across NSW means there is a consistent message for grassroots sport.

“We want junior games to be a positive, happy place for kids to enjoy themselves while being active,” said Graeme Haney.

Office of Sport Chief Executive Matt Miller said 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, have a positive experience.

“We want everyone, especially children, to continue their involvement in sport because it’s a fun and encouraging environment for everyone.

“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 local sport,” Mr Miller said.

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.

Winter sports supporting Shoosh for Kids Week include AFL NSW/ACT, Basketball NSW, Country Rugby League, Football NSW, Hockey NSW, Netball NSW and NSW Rugby Union

 Media contact:

Graeme Haney

Email: graemehaney@bigpond.com