COVID-19 Update

Sporting seasons may have been cancelled, but as Australians we’re culturally strong and ready to help those who are struggling, as mateship is core to our DNA! 
Right now, 500-plus sports chaplains across the country are taking support to another level by serving athletes, their families and communities in these unprecedented days.

 The Coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges, but also new opportunities to develop innovative ways of helping sporting communities navigate crisis.
Michael Pailthorpe (CEO)


Some ways you can be caring for your community and encouraging your church members to serve and care for those around them in this uncertain time. 

Care for your local community:

  • Keep church services going via live streamed or pre-recorded church services.
  • Encourage small groups to continue to meet online, regularly.
  • Encourage your members to serve their community, whilst socially distanced.


  • Chaplains are still needed now, if not more, during this pandemic crisis.
  • Encourage your members to serve the community by signing up as chaplains
  • Online chaplain training (Levels 1, 2 and 3) is available.
Keep reviewing the Sports Chaplaincy Australia website for updates on this.