The Play by the Rules annuals awards are open again with a strong focus on the positive things community clubs and associations have done to keep sport alive in recent times.

This year has presented new challenges for community sport because of the pandemic. The word ‘unprecedented’ has been used a lot – and for good reason. Nobody could have predicted the situation community sport now faces because of COVID-19.

But community sport has responded magnificently well. Clubs have kept in touch during lockdown. Clubs and associations have developed new guidelines and policies to ensure members are safe. They’ve pivoted and delivered programs online, helping people to stay active and keep a positive attitude.

Community sport has stepped up, connected to the community and, in many ways, demonstrated more than ever, the value of sport in our lives.

We have seen it across the country at BMX clubs and our State Associations.

Play by the Rules would like to recognise this and showcase the positive things community clubs and associations have done over the past few months.

So, nominations for the Play by the Rules Award are now open until 13th September 2020.

If your club or association has done some great work to help get through this period of crisis, Play by the Rules would really like to hear from you.

There is still a long way to go. But it’s important to share our experiences. Your work could inspire others. It could be a model other clubs can use. Nobody has the single solution here but, collectively, we can learn from each other and come out of this crisis in a better place.

While there can be only two winners, Play by the Rules will work with all nominations to showcase your work as an example of good practice through our case studies. Your case study will be promoted to our 130,000 subscribers and through social media, regardless of whether you are the eventual winner.

The winners of the Play by the Rules Award will be announced on 23rd September 2020.

You can learn more here and nominate your club here.