VRGF (Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation) sessions 

Our relationship remains vibrant with the VRGF Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. We embed the content around ‘responsible’ gambling into a range of other courses that focus on young people becoming the best they can be. Our presenters are often surprised to discover how many young people are gambling regularly. We have a real challenge on…

New SALT Website – what’s new?    

SALT (Sport and Life Training) are proud to release their new website, a fresh and innovative overview of the valuable work they do in grass roots, community sporting environments. Check it out and we would love your feedback.  https://lnkd.in/gRE2p_jn  Our new website was designed and built by Gerson, a web designer specialising in custom dynamic websites…

What’s happening around SALT

Dave our SALT Founder shares some reflections on what’s being happening around SALT. The past few months has been littered with valuable insights. To summarise, clubs are struggling. I have spoken to dozens of presidents, committee members, volunteers. They are exhausted and frustrated. After years of preparing to get their teams Covid ready and then…

The push Birregurra FNC needed…
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The push Birregurra FNC needed…

At SALT we often receive letters of thanks. Rarely are they as well written or as moving as this one:

“A few of us at Birregurra FNC had been talking for a while about bringing someone in to do a mental health and wellbeing session with our footballers and netballers, knowing that for many of us – young and old – maintaining good mental health can be an ongoing struggle. 

As coach of the reserves footy team, I’m used to receiving Thursday night messages from blokes saying they won’t be able to play the coming weekend, because they’re going to a festival, going fishing, going camping, can’t be bothered, whatever. Midway through the 2022 season I received a Thursday night text from one of our twos players that absolutely floored me. 

“I’m really sorry Pete, I won’t be able to play this weekend. This morning I tried to take my own life.” 

Clubs With Heart Act Before Things Go Wrong

Clubs With Heart Act Before Things Go Wrong

Sport and Life Training (SALT) gets a lot of calls from local sporting clubs when things have gone wrong.

‘We need a course on respect and equality’ explained the President of this typical suburban footy club. He went on to explain why.

‘Our women’s teams do the warm-ups with our men’s teams at training. One of our young blokes said quite loudly, ‘Why do we have to train with these ****s?’ The Pres explained that they had dealt with it strongly. ‘We suspended him for 4 weeks and during those weeks he had to run the water out to the women’s teams. We need to follow up with some in-club education,’ he explained.

Additions to SALT

NEW BOARD MEMBERS  Over the last 6 months, we have undertaken a thorough process to refresh and revitalise the SALT Board. We are pleased to be able to welcome new Board members to the SALT team. Their collective passion and skill are a welcome injection into the SALT organisation, and they will assist to guide…