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Join the cheer squad for child safe sports

13 March 2015

Swimmers holding placards
Competitors in the Husky 10 to 11-year-olds MiniMan triathlon race with Elite Energy Junior Director, Simone Campbell.

To help keep sport safe for kids in NSW local competitors, sporting clubs and teams, especially juniors, are invited to share their support for Child Safe Sports.

Sydney FC kicked off the Office of the Children's Guardian's campaign as Head Coach Graham Arnold, Captain Alex Brosque and Chloe Logarzo from the women's team featured in a Child Safe Sports video. (YOUTUBE 0:31)

The Child Safe Sports campaign aims to raise community awareness about managing risks to children in sports environments, including the phase in to the new Working With Children Check, from the 1 April 2015, for the sport and recreation sector.

The NSW Swifts Head Coach Rob Wright with players Caitlin Thwaites, Taylah Davies and Paige Hadley also scored a goal for kids in sport with their appearance in the promotion. A bunch of junior North Bondi Surf Club Nippers, also shared the video's message 'We want sport to keep kids safe'.

You too can feature in the local sports campaign to keep sport safe for kids in NSW. We would like to hear from people playing, coaching and involved in junior sport to share their support by posting a photo, with team mates, with the slogan: 'We want sport to keep kids safe' and share on Twitter using #childsafesports.

The 'We Want Sport to Keep Kids Safe' placards can be downloaded here (PDF 297.8KB), email media@ocg.nsw.gov.au to be sent the placards or even make your own.

Remember only post photos if you have everyone's permission including parents and guardians and don't include the full names of children and young people.

The Summer Hill Cricket Club's Under 14 Gold team (pictured below), participants in the 10 to 11-year-olds Elite Energy's Husky MiniMan triathlon race (pictured above) have shared their support along with, professional triathlete Lisa Marangon, Bondi Rescue lifeguard Andrew Reid, Futboltec coaches Glen Trifiro and Jason Trifiro and parathlete Gabrielle Vassallo. 

Education and information about ways to provide a child safe sporting environment for clubs, teams and associations is a key feature of the Child Safe Sports campaign.

To learn more: www.ocg.nsw.gov.au/childsafesports

Cricketers holding placards
Summer Hill Cricket Club's Under 14 Gold team support Child Safe Sports.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers FC team. Child Safe Sports local. Hold placards: We want sport to keep kids safe

Hurlstone Park Wanderers Under 13 A football team.