CRL Supports Shoosh For Kids Week 2019

Updated: April 30, 2019

Country Rugby League has joined forces with the NSW Office of Sport to promote positive sideline behavior at junior sporting events through Shoosh for Kids Week 2019.

Running from 20 to 26 May, Country Rugby League will be joined by 13 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 for everyone involved in grassroots sport to send a consistent message.

“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 so many 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 and now to 13 major sporting codes in 2019.

Winter sports supporting Shoosh for Kids Week in 2019 include Country Rugby League, NSWRL, AFL NSW/ACT, Basketball NSW, Football NSW, OZ Tag NSW, Hockey NSW and Netball NSW.

If any current clubs signed up are planning a big day of Shoosh between 20-26 May we want to know about it! Please contact Sam Pasfield –


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