The Southern Football Netball League is delighted to participate in the 2017 Love the Game Round this weekend, where we encourage fans to remember the passion, not the odds.
The SFNL together with AFL Victoria and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, is showing its support for the ‘Love the Game’ campaign through a number of initiatives, focused on helping reduce the exposure of our fans, officials and players to sports betting promotion.
Held from July 7-9, the dedicated round will aim to educate clubs on creating safe and healthy environments for members to understand the risks involved with the increased normalisation of gambling in the community.
AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper said the ‘Love the Game’ Round will help remind football supporters what really matters.
“AFL Victoria understands the importance of reducing harm from gambling and will encourage clubs to focus on the love of the game, not the odds, not just during the dedicated round but every round of the season,” Reaper said.
“People need to be aware of their limits with gambling and the impact it can have on young people, particularly in a sporting club environment.
“It’s time to get back to loving the game for what it is and take the focus off betting and we are confident that our ongoing partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will help us achieve that.”
On Saturday, the marquee game will be between Chelsea Heights and Keysborough at Beazley Reserve. The SFNL media team will be covering the day and there will be giveaways and information about the Love the Game initiative provided at the game.
For more information on how your club can get involved with the Love the Game campaign, please contact the SFNL Office on 9553 5644.
If you need support, please call Gamblers Help on 1800 858 858 or visit their website, www.gamblershelp.com.au