ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Children, parents, spectators, officials, coaches and volunteers all have an important role to play in making sure junior sporting environments are safe, fun and inclusive.
The Positive or itís pointless campaign aims to reduce poor and unacceptable player, spectator and parent behaviour to make sport safe for all children.
WHEN WAS THE POSITIVE OR IT'S POINTLESS CAMPAIGN INTRODUCED?
The Positive or it's Pointless campaign is an initiative originally developed by the Australian Football League (AFL) under the banner "Positive or Pointless".
The four Brisbane based junior football codes (AFL Brisbane, Brisbane Junior Rugby Union, Football Brisbane and Greater Brisbane Junior Rugby League) got together in 2008 to address shared problems and adapted the campaign for a wider audience.
The Department of Communities funded the extended Positive or it's pointless campaign, which was rolled out in 2009.
WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE CAMPAIGN?
The campaign aims to reduce poor and unacceptable player, spectator and parent behaviour. The basic principles reinforced through Positive or it's pointless are:
WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
The Positive or it's pointless campaign has been so successful amongst the Brisbane football clubs over the past few years, that the Queensland Government has introduced a phased rollout to all sports in Queensland.
Each year AFL Queensland will hold a dedicated Positive or it's pointless weekend to promote the positive messages of the program.
Download resources to promote the program at your club via the Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Services website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive or it's Pointless Allsports Poster (PDF)
Positive or it's Pointless Allsports Logo (PDF)
Positive or it's Pointless Allsports Postcard (PDF)