Shoosh for Kids this Winter Poor spectator behaviour at junior sport is set to be addressed, with the Shoosh for Kids Winter Awareness Month kicking off this weekend.Following a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the campaign is making a strong comeback, with a record 21 sector partners and more than 600 sporting clubs and associations already signed up to take part in the initiaitive.Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said with larger groups back at community sport it’s essential to keep sideline comments and behaviour positive.“With a full season to look forward to this winter, the Shoosh for Kids message is more important than ever,” Mr Lee said.“It’s great to see larger crowds and families back at community sport, and we all have a responsibility to ensure it is a fun, safe environment for children. One of the best ways we can do this is to keep comments positive so that kids want to keep playing and enjoying the benefits that sport offers.”Founding partner of Shoosh for Kids and NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) CEO David Trodden said the campaign is vital in ensuring kids keep returning to junior sport.“The NSWRL is proud to have helped launch this campaign six years ago and we’re thrilled the campaign has now broadened across the sport sector,” Mr Trodden said.“We are very passionate about creating an enjoyable and positive environment to ensure kids want to come back each week, and most of all, have fun playing!”In addition to new state sporting organisation partners, the network of 65 PCYC clubs across NSW have joined Shoosh for Kids for the first time, expanding the reach of the campaign to more than 70,000 youth that attend clubs and programs.PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle said the organisation was proud to join forces with the Office of Sport to help address negative spectator behaviour.“The campaign aligns with one of our fundamental values – Respect – so we’re excited to be on board with this fantastic initiative led by the NSW Government,” Mr Teakle said.“We know that young people thrive with positive adult role models and the Shoosh for Kids initiative reinforces positive, supportive behaviours in sport.”Shoosh for Kids Winter Awareness Month will run from 1 to 31 May 2021, with free resources available to clubs and associations that sign up throughout the campaign. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, campaign, children, comeback, community, covid-19, environment, free resources, Government, junior sport, launch, league, Minister, NSW, nswpol, resources, Rugby, season
RYAN McKinnon reigned supreme at last weekend’s prestigious El Dorado Trading Cup/Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation’s (GSSF) anniversary shoot.At the end of the day when the dust settled, McKinnon scooped the Limited Division class with a time of 70.32, ahead of Rajiv Latchana (76.86) and John Phang (80.90).In the Production Division, Michael Blake: 107.49 finished ahead of Aleemul Ali (116.90) and Bhageshwar Murli (169.80).The three-stage match consisted of sanctioned S.C.S.A. stages, namely Outer Limits, Pendulum and Speed Option. With safety and efficiency in mind, the match administrators placed the shooters into two squads, thereby shooting two separate stages simultaneously.The first stage named ‘Outer Limits’ was shot for the first time in Guyana and involved the shooters moving from one box to another.The remaining stages were all shot from a stationary position. The second stage named ‘Pendulum’ saw targets set at closer distances but in a somewhat tricky arrangement, which caused shooters to engage them in random orders as they thought best.The third stage named ‘Speed Option’ caused both the shooter’s trigger finger action and their heart-beat to accelerate as they engaged the various targets set in a challenging layout.The Challenge Trophy which has been on the prize table at an Annual match since 2015 sees the winner’s name together with the year inscribed on a plaque attached.El Dorado Trading Inc., the licensed gold dealers of Lot 136 Young Street, Kingston, Georgetown, continued to give its unfaltering support to the G.S.S.F.Present at the range were captain of the handgun section of the GuyanaNRA, Dale Hing, and other GuyanaNRA participants. President of the Foundation Ryan McKinnon acknowledged the attendance of the GuyanaNRA participants and indicated he looks forward to continued increased participation and collaboration.Match Director Mrs Persaud-McKinnon conveyed thanks to El Dorado Trading for the continuous sponsorship of this Annual Steel Challenge Match.In a release to the media, the GSSF extended its sincerest gratitude to the GPF, Asst Commissioner Ramnarine, the OC TSU and the ranks of the GPF Armoury and TSU. Additional thanks were extended to Brigadier Patrick West and the GDF for the use of its range facility at Timehri.