Local sporting clubs will be working together to encourage positive sideline behavior this winter season through the Shoosh for Kids campaign.
In 2015 the Newcastle Junior Rugby League Association launched the Shoosh for Kids weekend, which originated from the New Zealand’s ‘Lets kids be kids campaign’ which received great support.
Development Officer with Sport and Recreation, Kate Armstrong, said the campaign means families of all sports will get the same message to ‘keep your comments positive or shoosh’.
“Most people do the right thing,” she said. “However, the sports we are working with want to remind spectators that there is no place for negative comments in our local sport.”
The Shoosh for Kids Week campaign is held from 25 to 31 July 2016 for Rugby Union and 1 to 7 August for Netball, AFL, Football (soccer) and Hockey.
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