Overview of junior game modifications

Play by the Rules

Our vision:

A safe, fair, inclusive environment in sport and recreation.

Our purpose/mission:

To build the capacity and capability of sport and recreational clubs/associations to prevent and deal with discrimination, harassment and child safety issues in sport.

What we do:

We harness the combined strength and knowledge of the human rights and sports and recreation sectors to promote and provide information, tools and resources that will influence attitudes and change behaviours, leading to cultural change in sporting and recreational environments.


About Positive or it's pointless

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.

An extended Positive or it's pointless campaign was rolled out in 2009, funded by the Queensland Government.

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:

  • sport for children is a vital part of their growing up
  • children like to win, but more importantly, they want to have fun
  • parents need to set the right example at the sports ground, not just at home
  • parents should be proud of their child's effort, irrespective of the result
  • sport is important to children's self esteem.