The Opportunity


Build relationships with the community to foster positive, healthy, values-based culture.


Provide pastoral and spiritual support to participants, staff, and families through the ‘everyday’ and in times of crisis.

Crisis Management

Provide immediate support when incidents, traumatic loss, injury, and difficult moments strike in communities.

What does a
chaplain do?

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
  • Referral 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.

Mark Davenport – Seaford Junior Football Club

Questions or queries?

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