The Queensland Police Service, Ipswich City Council, Ipswich Sports House and Queensland Rugby League are launching the ‘Violence It’s Not Our Game; Program throughout sporting associations in the Ipswich region.
The ‘Violence It’s Not Our Game’ Program aims to address and subsequently decrease youth assault rates within the Ipswich region. It is anticipated that each of the sporting associations (Football, Soccer, Hockey etc.) across the Ipswich region will be targeted at the start of their playing season. A compulsory forum regarding violence within and outside of clubs by the players will be conducted which will also be targeted at players families. Terms of agreement; promoting strict anti-violence, will be signed at this forum. Additionally, a barbecue will be catered for at this time with the help of the sporting clubs.
It is envisioned that a logo will be developed and used on several promotional items including a banner that will be displayed by the sporting groups at both home and away games. The sporting groups will also have the ‘Violence It’s Not Our Game’ logo on their respective team jerseys. This will advertise that the Ipswich District does not tolerate violence. It is envisaged that each of the sporting fields will also have a permanently affixed sign at the entrance with the ‘Violence It’s Not Our game’ logo.
The program is primarily targeted at the sporting associations across Ipswich and the players and families within these associations. It is believed that this project will benefit not only, youth and their families, sporting clubs but the whole of Ipswich District by targeting violence and assaults and aiming to reduce these incidences by creating a positive and welcoming environment within the community. This project will adequately and effectively target the communities needs of reducing these incidences, it will aid in not only crime prevention but also the promotion of community safety.
The logo should be attractive to, in particular young people but should be able to grab the attention of anyone who passes by the signage. The logo should clearly identify the words ‘Violence It’s Not Our Game’