Drugs in Sport forum being held in Tamworth

Tackling drugs: A Drugs in Sport forum being held in Tamworth will help local club's deal with the ongoing threat of drugs in society.
Tackling drugs: A Drugs in Sport forum being held in Tamworth will help local club's deal with the ongoing threat of drugs in society.

What would you do if someone at your sports club was using drugs, or even worse, selling drugs?

That will be the key topic at a Drugs In Sport forum being held on Tuesday night at Wests Leagues Club.

The Tackling Illegal Drugs Program is an initiative of the ADF Good Sport’s Program, which has already influenced over 8000 sporting organisations across Australia build healthier, safer and more family friendly environments.

NSW Regional Community Development Manager Russel Grimson said no club is immune to the threat of drugs.

“Sporting clubs are a snapshot of our societies, and illegal drug use can harm us all,” he said.

“The Tackling Illegal Drugs forum will help sporting clubs prepare for is, or when they occur. It will also bring clubs closer together so they can build networks in the local area and empower them to get the information and expert help they need to create an illegal drugs policy.” 

The forum will kick-off at 6pm on Tuesday night at Wests Tamworth Leagues Club, and is just one of 75 forums being rolled out around Australia over four years as part of a $4.6 million program under the National Ice Action Strategy.