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Organised Sport

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Organised sport is a great way for children to participate in regular physical activity. 

In addition to the physical fitness benefits, playing sport helps kids learn teamwork and develop confidence, respect and self-esteem.  Sport also helps them to understand the value of fair play and how to cope with winning and losing.  

Numerous studies have also linked participation in sport to increased academic performance at school.

Playing organised sport is one way you can be sure that your child is getting the regular physical activity they need – and being committed to a team or as a coach means you’re also more likely to regularly attend training and game days!

To find out more about getting your children involved in organised sport, visit: Gateway to Sport - Find a Club (opens new window).

Most sports offer modified versions for kids, based on their age and skill level. With younger children, the focus is on developing skills and getting everyone playing as much as possible. There is little emphasis on scoring or winning and losing.   

The Junior Sport Framework prepared by the Australian Sports Commission provides nine guidelines to assist sports develop their Junior Sport Policies. The goal is to ensure that junior sport environments are safe, fun, quality and inclusive. The guidelines are based on the most current research available.

In addition. 11 briefing papers on the topic have been written by Australian and international academics, recognised as experts in the field.