WRFL RENEWS COMMITMENT TO THE LOVE THE GAME PROGRAM FOR 2023
WRFL today renewed its commitment to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Love the Game program, which aims to disrupt the normalisation of sports betting in our community.
WRFL has been a Love the Game partner since (2016), which means saying no to sports betting sponsorships and raising awareness about the risks associated with gambling, especially among young people, who are exposed to gambling ads at saturation levels.
With over 70% of WRFL clubs also committed as Love the Game partners, as a collective our League is demonstrating to our young people that sport and betting don’t have to go together.
The Love the Game program provide information about how gambling works and the potential for negative consequences. It also helps our young players to develop their critical thinking skills before they are legally allowed to place a bet, so they understand the risks.
The WRFL are committed to be an important vehicle for spreading the message to young people that they don’t have to place a bet to have skin in the game or to make it more enjoyable.
Sport is about loving the game, not the odds.
Anyone negatively affected by their own or someone else’s gambling can access confidential free advice, support and referral 24/7 on 1800 858 858.
To find out more visit https://lovethegame.vic.gov.au/