WA Cricket’s Major Partner, Healthway is offering up to $4,000 in funding to Western Australian community sporting clubs competing in recognised sporting competitions. Healthway has engaged the services of the WA School Canteen Association to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase healthy food options at club run canteens or kiosks
  • Reduce sugary drinks sold within club run canteens or kiosks
  • Reduce, wherever possible, the promotion of unhealthy messages or brands
  • Improve club member awareness of healthy eating choices
  • Educate and up-skill canteen managers and/or staff in offering healthy food and drinks in community sporting venues.

We understand not all community clubs operate a canteen/kiosk and therefore as part of the Healthway Healthy half-times project we are encouraging clubs to provide coach and administrator education on healthy food and drink options, implement a healthy food policy for parent rosters for half-time and post-game snacks.

Fuel to Go & Play™ uses a traffic light system to rate food and drinks as green, amber or red, based on their nutritional value. This makes it easier for clubs to offer healthier choices. The key point to remember is more green choices and less red choices. Healthy Sporting Clubs are encouraged to increase the availability and promotion of healthier choices using the traffic light system.

  • form the basis of a healthy diet
  • are good sources of vital nutrients
  • are core food and drinks from the five food groups in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • have some nutritional value
  • may contain moderate amounts of energy, fat, sugar and/or salt
  • should be selected carefully
  • lack adequate nutritional value
  • are often high in energy, fat, sugar and/or salt
  • are discretionary items in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating 

WA Cricket will provide further information regarding applications once available.