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Youth Players & Alcohol Education

Terrible news out of the West with a second promising junior in the space of three months tragically losing their life in an alcohol-related activity involving a vehicle overnight. The question I have would be what are the governing bodies doing to address this relevant issue, particularly Basketball WA now that two former state representatives have passed away in similar circumstances this year alone. They receive alot of sponsorship dollars from Healthway which has its relevant alcohol awareness programs, maybe its time BWA actually initiated an education program for all of their Under 16 and Under 18 players on the dangers of drinking and vehicles to prevent any further deaths in the future more than what is currently being offered.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Happens far too often.

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Lovebroker  
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Drug and alcohol education begins at home.

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Anonymous  
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Tragic, but there's plenty of campaigns about the dangers of drink driving. End of the day kids at this age make extremely stupid decisions and alcohol makes them even more stupid. Unless the legal age increases to 21 there's really nothing much to do. Unless there are direct links to alcohol problems in the basketball community in the West, it's a sad coincidence.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It happens and always will. Going people and booze/drugs is a well tread path since time began.

Condolences to the families and hope others in the community take the learnings from the incident

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Anonymous  
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Who/where/when was it said that the event was even related to alcohol?

The fact you jumped to conclusions based off nothing, is both disgusting & uncalled for.

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Cram  
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"Tragic, but there's plenty of campaigns about the dangers of drink driving. End of the day kids at this age make extremely stupid decisions and alcohol makes them even more stupid. Unless the legal age increases to 21 there's really nothing much to do."

There's always more that can be done. There's no magic solutions, obviously, but fortunately "we tried and its too hard" isn't the approach taken by most people working in health promotion.

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