A-League teams declare they’re in it for the game

Melbourne Victory and Western United football clubs will be rivals on the field tomorrow, but off it they stand united with competitor clubs in New South Wales and South Australia against the intrusion of gambling promotions into their game. Five of Australia’s 12 A-League men’s clubs have signed up to gambling harm prevention programs in their respective states, making a commitment to refuse sports betting sponsorship and declaring that they’re ‘in it for the game’.

Reducing the Risk sports forum

The vulnerability of sports people to gambling harm was highlighted at a recent AFL Players Association (AFLPA) forum, ‘Reducing the Risk’. Supported by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the forum involved researchers, psychologists and industry experts discussing gambling risks for professional and community sportspeople.