Sport and fitness are integral components of a healthy lifestyle and promote physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Some Fast Facts that Inspire What We Do
- Physical inactivity is estimated to cause 22% of heart disease and 10-16% of colon cancer, breast cancer and diabetes.
- An estimated 56 million deaths annually are attributed to the non-communicable diseases of a sedentary lifestyle.
- In WA 41% of adults are insufficiently active for good health and less than half of our school aged children undertake the recommended physical activity guidelines.
- One in five Australians experience mental illness – physical exercise has been proven to have beneficial effects for an individual’s mental health
- Sport builds networks, friendship and identity and is a key driver of community life. Research from 2006 suggests that physical activity can be used to strengthen cultural assets within indigenous communities.
- The direct health care cost of the contribution of physical inactivity inAustraliaequates to $1.5 billion per year.
Fit & Healthy Australia
Creating an equitable, healthier & sustainable Australia by recycling sports equipment.
F – Fit & Healthy Communities I – Inspiration & Education T – Teamwork & Leadership S – Sustainability & Recycling
Beneficiary (who we exist for)
Underserviced Australian communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, CALD communities and chronic disease sufferers.
Fair Game aims to become a key driver for healthy community change across Australia by committing to deliver high quality and sustainable programs in established project areas whilst maintaining controlled expansion through strong partnerships. Fair Game works in disadvantaged communities, including those with indigenous Australians, migrants and refugees, low socio-economic status Australians, mental health sufferers and chronic disease sufferers.
Fair Game has the following objectives:
- To reduce waste, improve access to sports equipment and allow sustainable access to physical activity through the provision of recycled sports equipment
- To improve participation in sport resulting in increased social capital and improved long term health outcomes.
- Utilise collaboration to build sustainable and strategic partnerships
- Reduction in communicable disease via a holistic approach combining fitness and health education
- To build cultural awareness, understanding and foster relationships between young Australians of diverse backgrounds
- To ensure geographical location is not a barrier to accessibility of healthy lifestyle choices
- To build the capacity of communities to promote healthy lifestyles choices and live healthier lives.
Fair Game’s Delivery Model to achieve its objectives is made up of:
RECYCLING: Donation of recycled sports equipment enabling the health benefits of exercise INSPIRATION: Unique sport, fitness and wellness programs to get communities active EDUCATION: Building the capacity of communities to make healthy choices through training and leadership development. PARTNERSHIPS: Working with like-minded organisations to achieve common goals and increase efficiency.