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Shoosh for Kids

Shoosh for Kids is a collaborative effort between Office of Sport and State Sporting Organisations to promote positive sideline behaviour to their members, clubs and associations. The Shoosh for Kids campaign is aimed at promoting positive sideline behaviour at junior sports events. The general rule is, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

The purpose of the campaign is to support grass root sport to provide positive environment for their members, whilst assisting to address issues which arise from poor sideline behaviour including:

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

Here's how you can help at a game.

  • If your comment is negative, then SHOOSH!
  • If your comment is directed at a referee or match official, then SHOOSH!
  • If your comment is directed at a player, then SHOOSH!
  • Reward good play by both teams with applause; if you can’t then SHOOSH!