Taking all our athletes to another level
by caring for them completely

For over 30 years as sports chaplains, Sports Chaplaincy Australia has been cheering on Aussie athletes at every level – both on and off the field. And that’s by providing trusted pastoral care to invest in the wellbeing of Australia’s sporting community.
Whether your team is elite or grassroots, our professionally trained chaplains can help lift their performance to another level by caring for the complete athlete – body, mind and soul. 
We understand the challenges that you’re facing in this competitive world of sport. And so  we’re standing ready to help guide and champion the life of every athlete. 
Because we believe every Australian athlete is worth investing in completely.


ClubCare Cover

Complete care that has your 
sporting community covered.

Every year, 14 million Australians participate in sport across the country. We’re a nation of athletes, and our local sporting clubs are at the heart of our communities. The connections built within sporting teams are incredibly powerful, as players and their families grow strong relationships and support each other through the challenges and triumphs of their sporting lives.
But within these communities, sometimes difficult things happen. And when they do, they take the responsibilities of clubs to another level. Players face serious injuries, a beloved team member becomes sick, or a tragic loss strikes without warning. These critical incidents take all by surprise, and they can be overwhelming to manage for everyone involved.
It’s why it’s so important to know you’re covered, with the right support measures  in place to provide effective care for your  clubs’ athletes, staff and volunteers when  crisis strikes. 
And it’s why Sports Chaplaincy Australia (SCA) exists – to bring another level of investment to the game. Experience shows that seeing the best possible performance involves a holistic approach to develop the complete athlete.

You can invest in the lives of your sporting community with the cover they’ll need to support them in crisis.

"We are more religious about sport than religion itself. Australians spend four times more time watching sport  at home per week than doing  religious activities."

2019 McCrindle Sporting Research

Bringing other level of investment

Within Australia’s sporting life, there’s never been a time like now when sporting communities and clubs are calling for pastoral care.
In fact, over 3,000 clubs across our nation are asking for this chaplaincy support because they recognise the personal investment it makes in the lives of their athletes and the wider sporting community, by having complete care – mind, body and soul.
And it’s for this very reason that we’re inviting you – the local church – to partner with Sports Chaplaincy Australia in placing chaplains in local sporting communities to be the gospel in action.
Together, by responding to this unprecedented request from our local sporting communities, we’re creating a connection that’s taking local missions to a whole new level

What people in sport are saying about chaplaincy

"…So more and more I believe chaplains are a much-needed resource in our game. I think a lot of clubs don’t even realise the value they bring. It’s time to change that thinking."

Craig Bellamy, Melbourne Storm Coach, NRL

"It’s true many people make a sports club successful. At the ‘people end’ of success you can’t go without a club chaplain. They’re there during the good and tough times!"

Neale Daniher, former Melbourne Football Club Coach, AFL

Athletes matter

An athletic life is all about performance. To make it to the top, you have to perform at your best – week in, week out.
But it’s the complete athlete who performs at their peak. To make that happen, they need another level of investment that cares for the whole person – so they win at life.
That’s why many athletes say that sports chaplain is the most important person on the team. Because with a sports chaplain cheering them on behind the scenes, they’re empowered to take their performance to the next level, both on and off the field.

SOME OF THE GREAT BENEFITS OF HAVING A SPORTS CHAPLAIN

Pastoral care
Sports chaplains provide industry-leading support to athletes of all levels and ages. They are private, caring professionals showing grace and mercy.

More team spirit
Many athletes say that the chaplain is the most important member of the team, bringing stability and a whole-of-life approach to the club.

A trusted person you can turn to
Your new chaplain has undergone a rigorous accreditation process and abides by a professional Code of Conduct.

Specialised skills
Sports chaplains receive specialised training and have extensive experience. Pastoral carers, not counsellors, they give your club a higher level of investment.

Help at hand
Your club will have someone always ready when there’s a private need or major incident that needs a helping hand and caring voice.

Their personal commitment to your club
Your sports chaplain won’t just be an outsider, as if on call. They’ll be present, friendly, and known by your members.

Help to improve your club’s health
Your chaplain will be committed to ensuring that the club is a stable, caring community, founded on a healthy model of respect and care.

A listening ear
The club chaplain will provide members a safe space – by listening to athletes and club members when they’re going through tough times, without judgement.

Take your team to another level

Contact Us

Reach out today if you want to:

  • Bring a chaplain into your club community
  • Discuss becoming a chaplain
  • Talk through some issues directly with a chaplain
  • Empower athletes by generously partnering with us

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