Sport SA and the Sammy D Foundation are thrilled to announce an extension to their partnership, seeing Sport SA providing funding over the next three years to deliver the Sammy D Foundation’s programs at a heavily reduced price to sporting clubs across South Australia.

Sport SA’s commitment to fund $40,000 a year for the next three years, has been made possible by funding from the state government. With a distinct goal of improving club culture across the sector, the funding will offset the cost to clubs of accessing the Sammy D Foundation’s programs. At discount of 70% of the usual cost, the aim is to have the Sammy D Foundation delivering programs to over 45 sporting clubs each year.

Focused on violence prevention, positive role modelling, bullying prevention and alcohol and drug education, the Sammy D Foundation will offer Sport SA members and clubs a collection of programs, including:

  • Monkey See Monkey Do - A program addressing violence in sport and negative sideline behaviours from players, spectators, and officials.
  • Partywise – An engaging and interactive education program to reduce harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.
  • Impact – The Foundation’s flagship program focusing on changing participants attitudes towards violence.

All Sammy D Foundation programs offer advice and support to people of all ages, equipping them with the knowledge needed to keep safe and making positive life choices.

“We are excited to continue our work with Sport SA and their community, not only enabling us to continue delivering our programs at an amazing and affordable rate for clubs across South Australia but also allowing us to extend the offering of programs that clubs can choose from.” Said Brigid Koenig, CEO – Sammy D Foundation.

“This partnership is a great example of how collectively the Sammy D Foundation and organisations can work together to boost the well-being and overall heathy of our community through collaboration.”

“The Sammy D Foundation have been delivering quality, evidenced based programs to school and sporting clubs throughout the state for many years. The extension of this partnership with Sport SA means more and more clubs across the state can benefit from access to programs that have proven to reduce violence. Sadly we know many clubs are struggling with player and spectator violence. Now through Sport SA and Sammy D we can provide the much needed support to build club confidence and knowledge to stamp out these behaviours. Said Leah Cassidy, CEO – Sport SA.

Over the next three years, Sport SA will work closely with the Sammy D Foundation in executing these programs throughout sporting clubs, with the mission to significantly reduce violence, poor sideline behaviour and the impact of drugs, alcohol and violence in sports throughout South Australia.

About Sport SA

The South Australian Sports Federation Incorporated (Sport SA), the peak sports industry professional association for all South Australian sports was established in 1991.

Sport SA is a non-government, not for profit organisation providing industry advocacy, training and professional support to member groups and affiliated bodies.

Members and affiliates comprise:

·       state sporting organisations

·       sporting industry bodies and organisations

·       commercial sports organisations

·       sporting clubs

·       local government

·       organisations associated with the sporting industry

·       Individuals working in the sports industry

Sport SA’s key functions are:

·       to provide a united voice for South Australian sports organisations and industry to lobby government and advocate on important issues affecting our member organisations

·       to act as a Training Organisation facilitating training opportunities to meet the needs of our industry

·       to provide networking and professional learning opportunities for knowledge sharing and to build the capacity and capability of the industry

·       to encourage participation and celebrate sporting achievements through the South Australian Masters Games, and South Australian Sports Awards and the South Australian Hall of Fame

·       to provide the Sport SA Industry Skills Centre - a key facility for industry training and also an excellent venue for sports organisation needs for training, governance and development activities.