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Sporting clubs, alcohol and young people : enduring tensions and emerging possibilities

Hickey, Christopher, Kelly, Peter, Cormack, Sue, Harrison, Lyn and Lindsay, Jo 2009, Sporting clubs, alcohol and young people : enduring tensions and emerging possibilities, ACHPER Australia healthy lifestyles journal, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 17-21.

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Title Sporting clubs, alcohol and young people : enduring tensions and emerging possibilities
Author(s) Hickey, Christopher
Kelly, Peter
Cormack, Sue
Harrison, Lyn
Lindsay, Jo
Journal name ACHPER Australia healthy lifestyles journal
Volume number 56
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 21
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
Place of publication Hindmarsh, S. Aust.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1445-8918
Keyword(s) Alcoholic beverages
Athletic clubs
Sports participation
Binge drinking
Youth - Alcohol use - Australia
Taxation
Summary This paper examines data from a research project that investigated the cultural drivers of drinking in 14-24 year-old Australians, funded by Drinkwise Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing. At the same time that we were working on this project a moral panic about young people, risk and binge drinking had once more energised public debate. Prominent here was the highly politicised imputation of a strategic taxation levy on ready to drink products (alcopopos). This qualitative, interview-based project examined two separate but related aspects of young people's alcohol use: the roles played by sporting clubs, as community hubs, in shaping young people's use of alcohol: and young people's drinking biographies over different phases of their lives. This paper will focus on the sporting club study to discuss issues related to the positioning and serving of alcohol in the relation to young people. As part of the study, we conducted interviews with club administrators and young people in a range of sporting clubs. Insights from the study give rise to the potential for clubs to play an active and influential role in helping young people create positive/responsible approaches to alcohol consumption.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Socio Economic Objective 920413 Social Structure and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, ACHPER
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021584

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