Sports attempt to break alcohol link

Minister for Sport Senator Kate Lundy announced the program with representatives from the Football Federation of Australia, Netball Australia, Swimming Australia, Basketball Australia and other groups.

It will provide a sponsorship pool of $25 million under the National Binge Drinking Strategy to act as an alternative to alcohol sponsorship in sport, but will not affect pourage rights and service of alcohol at stadiums.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said the association supported the government’s effort to “break