Youth Solutions and Wests Group Macarthur are continuing their successful partnership for the Sports AWARE program in 2024, aiming to educate young sportspeople about drug and alcohol harm prevention and promote healthy behaviors.

Sporting clubs in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions are now being encouraged to apply for the program which includes tailored workshops, information sessions for supporters, and interactive outreach activities.

The initiative aims to foster not only athletic success but also the overall well-being of young sportspeople.

Wests Group Macarthur has increased its financial commitment to ensure a wider impact, with its CEO Daniel Perkiss saying, “This is about the future of young sportspeople in our region – we want them to be successful in their sports, but we also want them to be happy, healthy and well-rounded young people. We encourage all local sporting groups to reach out to Youth Solutions and have this impactful program delivered to their young people.”

Last year’s pilot saw impressive results, with nearly 100% of participants reporting positive learning outcomes regarding drug and alcohol education, safety, and accessing support services.

Thanking Wests Group Macarthur for its ongoing support and partnership, Youth Solutions CEO Geraldine Dean said, “Youth Solutions invests so much time and passion into all of our programs and we can’t thank Wests Group Macarthur enough for sharing our passion and providing such tangible support so we can deliver positive outcomes for our young people.”

Wests Group Macarthur Director Stephen Stewart presents a cheque to Youth Solutions CEO Geraldine Dean