Avalon Soccer Club has teamed up with the Office of Sport to promote positive behaviour at junior sport, by supporting the Shoosh for Kids campaign.

Club President John Kowtan calls on all members to be proactive in ensuring the focus of junior sport is about kids having fun whilst getting active.

“Shoosh for Kids awareness week is running from 14 to 20 May and this is an important reminder for members to support the cause and be positive all season long,” Kowtan said.

“We want our junior events to be a positive and happy place for kids so that they want to continue to participate in sport for many years to come.”


The awareness week is also a timely reminder to all spectators to support the coaches, officials and volunteers who make grassroots sport possible by offering their valuable time.

“We are extremely grateful for everyone’s contribution. Promoting Shoosh for Kids awareness week at our club, along with other clubs and associations ensures that there is a consistent message focused on positive behavior for children’s sport,” said Kowtan.

If your comment is negative, then SHOOSH!

If your negative comment is directed at a child, then SHOOSH!

If your negative comment is directed at an official, then SHOOSH!

Reward good work with applause; if you can’t then SHOOSH!

Show respect to kids and officials. Remember, sport should be fun!

Winter sports participating in Shoosh for Kids Week include AFL, Basketball, Football (soccer), Hockey, Netball, Rugby League and Rugby Union, with Softball, Swimming and Tennis encouraging their active clubs to continue the campaign message year round.


The videos will be launched throughout awareness week can be viewed at:

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