Now more than ever, the role of chaplains in sport is vital. Sports chaplaincy is a unique opportunity for Christians to serve the community and make a positive impact in the lives of people that may have never had any spiritual support.
Sports chaplains invest in their clubs and communities in many ways:
Practical, spiritual and emotional care
Home and hospital visitation
Grief, loss, and bereavement care
Incident response support
What makes a good sports chaplain?
SCA chaplains are caring and authentic Christian people who are:
Accredited and trained in emotionally and spiritually supporting individuals.
Active in their local church.
Respectful towards the cultural, religious, and social backgrounds of the community where they serve.
Compassionate and empathetic in all situations.
Having a chaplain provides invaluable support for both me and the individual players.
Josh Moore, Rye Football Netball Club
I believe chaplains are much-needed resources in our game. I think a lot of clubs don’t even realise the value they bring.
Craig Bellamy – Melbourne Storm Coach, NRL
The professional, caring attitude of the sports chaplains helped ease the pain of our loss somewhat, and guided us through some difficult times.