CRL Supports Shoosh for Kids Week

Updated: April 12, 2018

Country Rugby League has teamed up with the NSW Office of Sport to promote positive sideline behavior at junior sporting events through Shoosh for Kids Week.

Running from 14 to 20 May, Country Rugby League will be joined by 11 sporting bodies in encouraging their clubs to support the cause and help to create a positive environment for junior participants in grassroots sport; whilst addressing issues which arise from poor sideline behavior including – abuse to officials, reduced volunteer numbers and reduced participation rates.

CRL CEO Terry Quinn believes Shoosh for Kids Week provides an opportunity to send a consistent message to everyone involved in grassroots sport.

“The campaign reminds spectators of all ages to be on their best behaviour when attending children’s sport and to remember it’s all about kids having a positive and encouraging experience,” said Quinn.

“There’s no place in our game, or any other game, for negative comments directed at players and officials and it’s fantastic to see the codes working together to put an end to this.”

Shoosh for Kids was introduced by Newcastle Junior Rugby League in 2015 and grew to encompass six major sporting codes in 2017.

Winter sports supporting Shoosh for Kids Week in 2018 include Country Rugby League, NSWRL, AFL NSW/ACT, Basketball NSW, Football NSW, Hockey NSW, Netball NSW, Softball NSW, Swimming NSW, Tennis NSW and NSW Rugby Union.


What do I need to do? 

  • Sign up to participate in Shoosh for Kids and order FREE hard copy resources (limited supply available – get in early so you don’t miss out!)
  • Announce your support of Shoosh for Kids to your members via social media, newsletters and ground announcements and let them know that positive sideline behavior is expected from all members and attendees at junior games
  • Promote Shoosh for Kids and encourage members to support and recognise the importance and aim of the campaign.

Free resources are available for you to download now, including posters, flyers, social media posts and ground announcement scripts. 


Click here to become a Shoosh for Kids supporter