FAIR GAME uses a holistic approach which combines health education, fitness programs and recycled sports equipment, to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental well-being.
We do this through our 4 programs;
Fair Gamers are trained to provide a variety of programs based on the unique requirements of each community. These include basketball and AFL based games, dance as well as the NAPCAN award-winning Wellness Walkabout yoga program, a culturally appropriate yoga program published in highly endangered Indigenous languages.
The Game On! program has been developed and delivered in partnership with a number of organisations including the Department of Sport and Recreation, Garnduwa, Teach Learn Grow, ICEA and the AFL. The program has been recognised through national awards including NAPCAN Play Your Part Award.
To read a media article about our Game On! program;
One awesome recent memory would be in Jigalong (Pilbara) where we played water polo with the kids every day. We were able to teach the local police how to play too and donate some water polo gear to the local pool so that the police could run water polo sessions once we had gone to keep the kids busy over summer!
A DONATION OF $30 ALLOWS US TO DELIVER A SPORTS PROGRAM AND PIECE OF PRE-LOVED SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO A CHILD IN REGIONAL Australia
The Healthy Communities program works towards enhancing wellbeing in all aspects of life enabling young people to make informed lifestyle choices that promotes resilience, social cohesion and positive daily health practices.
Each child receives a Fair Game backpack containing various items that support building these health practices into habits. Items include soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste and band aids.
Fair Game uses a collaborative approach, partnering with local and national organisations to ensure health messages follow national standards, utilise best practice and are consistent in order to maximise their impact. Sessions are implemented in a culturally appropriate manner regardless of location.
Partner organisations include Oral Health Education Unit, Amanda Young Foundation, Department of Health WA, Foodbank, Diabetes WA, Wilson MedicOne and Act-Belong Commit.
Outcomes of the Healthy Communities program have been researched in a speech pathology honours project by Sarah Power (healthy ears coordinator) and in a journal article written by Dr John van Bockxmeer
The program has been awarded a ‘Healthier WA Award’ and ‘Act-Belong Commit Award’
Since you’ve been coming and doing feet washing every term I’ve noticed a big reduction in the number of sores on the students’ feet
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Since 2011 Fair Game has distributed over 35,000 recycled items to communities in need.
We are always in need of basketballs, AFL footballs, soccer balls and football boots but we accept a wide variety of sporting equipment and sports shoes. All donated items must be clean and in functional condition.
Volunteer Fair Gamers meet every 12 weeks for a ‘busy bee’ cleaning and packaging sports equipment for delivery to community partners.
We once delivered 30 pairs of men’s boots in response to a request from Wangkatjungka’s men’s community footy team so they could play in a carnival in Fitzroy Crossing which was wonderful to be able to support
Head to 'donate equipment' to find out how you can donate your pre-loved sports equipment
The Academy offers a unique mix of formal and informal training and development opportunities in Fair Game’s sport, fitness, wellness and sports equipment recycling programs. The Academy’s program focuses on several key areas including leadership development, communication, teamwork, information technology skills and cultural awareness.
The skills gained through participation in the Academy and the improved understanding of the not-for-profit sector will ultimately lead to more effective community development, health promotion and project management skills, all of which are complementary to a wide range of occupational disciplines.
The Academy is committed to supportive, best practice adult learning and has established links with secondary and tertiary education institutions to ensure the initiative is delivered appropriately and to the maximum effectiveness. Online resources are also available for all Fair Gamers regardless of their geographic location.
The Fair Game Academy encompasses training and development for the following people: