OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE AN EQUITABLE, HEALTHIER AND SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA
…by delivering unique health & fitness programs and recycled sports equipment to remote and under-serviced communities.
We work with communities, building their capacity to promote healthy lifestyle choices which reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental well-being.
How We Do It
Where We Do It
We serve remote and under-serviced communities around Australia including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and CALD communities.
Why We Do It
Our Programs Aim To
Participation in community sports and recreation programs can improve:
- School retention
- Attitudes towards learning
- Social and cognitive skills
- Physical and mental health and well-being
- Increased social inclusion and cohesion
- Increased validation of and connection to culture
- Crime reduction
Ware & Meredith 2013
Inspiration & Education
Teamwork & Leadership
Sustainability & Recycling
For FAIR GAME and it’s founder, Dr John van Bockxmeer
2018 Commonwealth Points of Light Award given by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of exceptional volunteer work establishing the charity Fair Game
2018 Supporting Volunteers Winner – Sport and Recreation Industry Award.
2017 Overall Winner – Regional Achievement & Community Awards given by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development – recognising work tackling health issues in remote Indigenous and refugee communities
2014 West Australian – Young Australian of the Year awarded to Dr John van Bockxmeer
2014 Junior Doctor of the Year awarded by Australian Medical Association to Dr John van Bockxmeer
2014 NAPCAN – Play Your Part Award for work to improve emotional and physical health of children in Regional WA through the Wellness Walkabout yoga program
2013 HESTA Primary Health Care Young Leader Award given to Dr John van Bockxmeer