Sport rage is any violence, foul language, harassment, abuse or bad behaviour in sport. Sport rage is bad for sport - reducing enjoyment, risking safety and tarnishing club reputations.

The impact of sport rage on officials
In 2002, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released a report showing that there had been a 26% decline in the number of officials participating in sport between 1997 and 2001.

Follow-up national research by the Australian Sports Commission indicated that lack of respect for, and abuse of, officials was a significant factor contributing to this decline.

It found that the most common reasons for an official quitting were the high level of abuse they received and the lack of respect for their role in the sport.

More Information 
Please visit NSW Government Office of Sport for comprehensive information on dealing with and managing Sports Rage.

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