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Olympic FC President Chris Dzoma with part of the Evolution Sports equipment package

Healthy outlook makes Olympic winners

Football West News

The benefits of going healthy are being felt in Geraldton with junior club Olympic FC the latest to win through the Kicking Off Healthy Clubs program.

The Football West-Healthway initiative sees clubs who can demonstrate they have adopted a healthier outlook potentially win a $750 Evolution Sports equipment package.

Olympic FC entered the competition last month and were chosen as one of the winners.

Club secretary Rebecca Atkinson said the club had brought in or continued a number of measures, such as:

  • Ensuring teams warm up and cool down

  • Having a smoke free environment for the players

  • Having family friendly activities without the sale of alcohol

  • Encouraging players to carry water bottles and stay hydrated

  • Downloading and distributed the Health Policies – Healthway to committee members for consideration

  • Uploading the Healthy Club Flyers to our club Facebook page

  • Encouraging oranges for half time on a parent rooster system

  • Encouraging oranges for half time on a parent rooster system

  • Encouraging players to carry water bottles and stay hydrated

  • Having family friendly activities without the sale of alcohol

  • Play as a team and include all

  • Communicating to our players through coaches, club emails and our facebook page promoting a healthy club environment