Football is at the heart of rural communities

Our impact to challenge the status quo of Tasmanias rural sporting clubs starts here

Beyond the Sidelines is a new RAW initiative to deliver innovative programs in partnership with sporting clubs that inspire the entire club to manage their own well-being and to support their mates.

We know that sporting clubs are the center of rural communities and sports play a pivotal role in developing positive, connected, and caring communities.

Beyond the Sidelines has been developed using a prevention first framework to allow clubs to understand mental health and wellbeing practices in a practical and tangible way. The program is a holistic program which RAW is able to provide multi-layered forms of support to clubs which includes, but is not limited to:

  • 24/7 phone support through RAW’s 1800 RAW TAS, with one-one support available to individuals
  • Establishing Club Well Being Officers
  • Creating and establishing preventative health and wellbeing content and practices for club and league communication channels 

RAW will also work closely with clubs and leagues to encourage all rural Tasmanian football clubs to implement a well-being strategy by:

  • Partnering with RAW to deliver interactive athlete well-being program to participants
  • Recruiting a club wellbeing officer
  • Provide Mental Health First Aid training to club officials delivered by a RAW Workplace trainer




​For emergency and crisis support: 

Are you ready to transform the status quo of your rural Sports club?

Beyond the Sidelines is delivered in multiple parts through the entire football season, with our one-on-one support at 24/7 phone line available all year round. 

If you are ready to take that step to make positive mental health and wellbeing practice a vibrant and living part of your entire Club culture, fill in the form below and one of the team will be in contact with you. 

Please include the name of your club, and type of sports club