Get to know our Partners
Get into the Game is thrilled that local sporting clubs across various codes in Tasmania are partnering to help raise awareness of the risks associated with gambling and the normalisation of gambling in sports.
In partnering we can help reduce the exposure of young people to gambling promotions and create club cultures that prioritise wellbeing of the next generation.
Find out if your club is a Get into the Game partner.
Huon Valley PCYC
The Huon Valley Police and Community Youth Club focuses on engaging their community by getting involved in activities and programs, and providing a safe and fun space that everyone can access.
Find out more about Huon Valley PCYC below.
Launceston PCYC is a registered charity and an initiative of the Tasmania Police working in conjunction with community and other youth support agencies to help develop young people in positive directions.
Find out more about Launceston PCYC below.
Launceston Basketball Association
The Launceston Basketball Association (LBA) is the largest by member basketball association in Tasmania. Their representative team is Launceston Lightning, and they have strong ties to the Launceston Tornadoes.
Find out more about LBA below.
Huon Valley PCYC joins Get into the Game
Anglicare Tasmania is encouraging sporting organisations to make a commitment to reduce the impact of sports betting in their club environments.
The Get into the Game program, a partnership between Anglicare and the Tasmanian Government, aims to reduce people’s exposure to gambling promotion in community sporting environments, and disrupt the normalisation of betting on sports.
It was launched in Huonville today as part of Gamble Aware Month and the Huon Valley Police Citizens and Youth Club (PCYC) became the first organisation in the State to sign up to participate.
Anglicare’s General Manager Housing & Community Services Noel Mundy said online sports betting was the fastest growing gambling segment in Australia.
We know from our Gamblers Help service that people across all demographics are betting on sports that span multiple codes, from the elite level down to young people’s competitions.
Our research tells us that young men are particularly at risk of being harmed by gambling on sport. One alarming figure is that 23% of young men who bet on sports started doing so when they were under 18 years old.Noel Mundy
Noel commended the Huon Valley PCYC for its positive example to other sporting clubs.
“The PCYC is a fantastic community facility that hosts training sessions and competitions across a range of sporting codes for people of all age groups and abilities,” he said. “It’s also a popular meeting point for families with small children.”
Huon Valley PCYC Manager Bianca Jackman said Get into the Game appealed to her organisation because of the high numbers of young people coming through the facility and participating in activities.
We want to be proactive in all that we do and this program aligns strongly with our values. We encourage all sporting organisations to jump on board and reduce young Tasmanians’ exposure to gambling promotions.Bianca Jackman
Anglicare has dedicated staff members to guide clubs through the sign-up process. “They will explain the benefits of joining the program and what is required of clubs when they make this commitment,” Noel Mundy said.