Healthy Sports Clubs

Sports clubs play a vital role in our community and are an important place for positive healthy change.

Healthy Sports Clubs is a free initiative for sports clubs in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council. It encourages clubs to create healthier environments that promote good health and wellbeing. The initiative is built around a framework that focuses on a whole club approach. It brings together existing health and wellbeing efforts and looks at how they can be strengthened.

How was Healthy Sports Clubs developed?

The development of Healthy Sports Clubs has been led by Monash Health with strong support from Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong.

The collaborative partnership has ensured Healthy Sports Clubs is based on key learnings from the health and sport industries, best practice approaches and is evidence-informed.

How does it work?

Healthy Sport Clubs FrameworkHealthy Sports Clubs shows how the health and wellbeing of club officials, members, players, their families and the wider community can be supported through a whole club approach. This framework is a continuous improvement cycle that keeps clubs improving in health and wellbeing.

The whole of club approach addresses three components that make up a club: club connections, club culture and club environment. They are important and support whole of club health and wellbeing.

Clubs receive ongoing localised support and a suite of resources to progress through the initiative. All clubs will move through the stages of commit, create, initiate and celebrate at their own pace.


Benefits of being involved in Healthy Sports Clubs:

  • You and your club members receive access to free health and wellbeing workshops
  • You can enter our competitions with the potential to win prizes
  • You gain access to a monthly sports club newsletter with all the latest grants and information
  • You can receive free support with grant applications (including Monash Health support letter for grants)
  • You can become a sports club of choice in your local community
  • You will receive free promotion to the local community
  • It can support the club to increase club membership and retainment
  • You receive official recognition for becoming a Healthy Sports Club!

Health Areas

There are nine different health areas as part of Healthy Sports Clubs. Your can pick health areas that your club is already focusing on, or areas that are more challenging and need improving, it is your choice. The nine health areas are:

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Mental Wellness
Injury Prevention
Healthy Food & Beverages
Preventing Drug Harm
Smoke-free Clubs
Physical Activity & Active Recreation
Responsible Alcohol Consumption
Sun Protection

Registered Clubs

Cardinia Shire:

  • Catani Netball Club – recognised for Mental Wellness and working on Injury Prevention.
  • Koo Wee Rup Bowls Club – working on Healthy Food & Beverages.
  • Koo Wee Rup Netball Club – recognised for Mental Wellness and working on Injury Prevention.
  • Lang Lang Cricket Club – recognised for Smoke Free Clubs and working on Sun Protection.
  • Nar Nar Goon Netball Club – recognised for Mental Wellness, Smoke Free Club, Injury Prevention and working on Inclusion (People with Disability)
  • Officer City Soccer Club – recognised for Healthy Food & Beverages (Level 1) and Smoke Free Clubs, and working on Mental Wellness and Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Officer Kangaroos Junior Football Club – recognised for Injury Prevention.
  • Officer Tennis Club – recognised for Mental Wellness and Inclusion (CALD) and working on Smoke Free Clubs.
  • Pakenham Eels Rugby League Club – working on Inclusion (General).
  • Pakenham Lions Netball Club – recognised for Mental Wellness and working on Injury Prevention.
  • Reach Gymnastics – working on Inclusion (LGBTI+).
  • Upper Beaconsfield Cricket Club – recognised for Injury Prevention and working on Mental Wellness.
  • Nar Nar Goon Junior Football Club – Working on Inclusion (People with Disability)

City of Casey:

  • Berwick Little Athletics – recognised for Sun Protection.
  • Casey BMX Club – working on Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Casey Cardinia Triathlon Squad – working on Inclusion (Women & Girls).
  • Casey Netball Association – working on Sun Protection.
  • Casey Warriors Rugby League Club – working on Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Devon Meadows Tennis Club – working on Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Endeavour United Soccer Club – working on Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Hampton Park United Sparrows Football Club – recognised for Healthy Food & Beverages (Level 3).
  • Narre Warren Bowls Club – working on Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Narre Warren North Tennis Club – working on Vic Kids Eat Well.

City of Greater Dandenong:

  • South Eastern Titans Rugby League Club – working on Mental Wellness and Vic Kids Eat Well.
  • Victorian Masters Athletics Springvale/Noble Park – recognised for Healthy Food and Beverages (Level 3) and working on Injury Prevention.

Vic Kids Eat Well

Healthy Sports Clubs is supporting Vic Kids Eat Well, an exciting new Victoria-wide movement focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in the places kids spend their time, including sports clubs.

The Heathy Food & Beverages targets in Healthy Sports Clubs are aligned to the Vic Kids Eat Well actions, enabling sports clubs to benefit from the incentives offered from both initiatives. Such incentives include vouchers for kitchen equipment suppliers, healthy fundraising packs, entry into the Vic Kids Eat Well awards and state-wide promotion.

To learn more about Vic Kid Eat Well, head to
To register for Vic Kids Eat Well, contact your Monash Health health promotion practitioner.

News and Events

In the spotlight

Sports Club finalists at the 2022 Health Promotion Awards

Case studies

Case studies

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Resource Library

Healthy Sports Club resources

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Contact Us

Monash Health are currently scaling Healthy Sports Clubs and sharing the framework and resourcing with other community health services in Victoria. Central Bayside community Health Service, Latrobe Community Health Service and Connect Health and Community are currently rolling Healthy Sports clubs out in their respective LGAs. If you are interested in accessing and using the Healthy Sports Clubs framework in your LGA, please email

Get in touch with us to register your sports club

Cassandra Crothers-Swensson

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