Reclaim the game

The NSW Government’s Reclaim the Game initiative continues to score goals, with NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball the latest teams, and first for netball in NSW, to let their extensive fan base enjoy the sport free from sports betting advertising.

Minister for the Central Coast and Minister for Gaming and Racing, David Harris with members of the Swifts and Giants netball teams.

10 April 2024

 

UNDER the Reclaim the Game initiative, both clubs have pledged to turn down sports betting sponsorship for the next two years, as well as commit to educating their fans, players and staff about gambling harm in the community through messaging at their games and on their social media.

 

Minister for Gaming and Racing David Harris said “It is fantastic to see more NSW teams join Reclaim the Game and raise community awareness of harms linked to sports betting and gambling. These partnerships are a strong reminder that you don't need to have a bet to show support for your team.

 

“Netball ranks among Australia's top sports, boasting more than 1.2 million players nationwide and is also the top choice for female athletes.

“The new partnerships with netball come at the perfect time as community interest in women’s sport soars with record nationwide participation in the sport and the Diamonds reclaiming the World Cup in South Africa.

 

“Elite players are role models for young athletes and fans. The Reclaim the Game partnerships with NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball will engage a vast young fan base, ensuring they are protected from betting ads and can develop positive associations with sport.

 

The new partnerships broaden Reclaim the Game to a brand new fan base, and brings the total partners to 13 across 18 teams in six codes, including netball, AFL, A-League, cricket, NBL and NRL.

 

Since its launch in 2020, the initiative has reached millions of sports fans through more than 260 games, both on TV and in stadiums.

 

For more information on the partnership visit Relaim The Game and for gambling support call GambleAware on 1800 858 858 for free and confidential help 24/7.

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