A co-designed multi-component alcohol intervention for youth sport clubs

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Current
  • Start date: June 2022
  • Expected end date: May 2024
  • Completion date:
  • Funded by: Health Promotion Exploratory Research Grants
  • Lead organisation: Curtin University

This research will combine environmental, awareness, education, and behaviour intervention components into a multi-component co-designed solution for preventing HED among youth in WA sport clubs.

Main components:

  1. Stakeholder engagement to identify environmental, awareness and behaviour intervention elements to include in a multi-component alcohol harm prevention intervention.
  2. Collecting data about alcohol intervention needs, preferences, and priorities through an online survey of stakeholders and youth to inform co-design of the intervention package.
  3. Qualitatively exploring the feasibility and acceptability of two approaches to delivering the behaviour intervention component of the package in sports clubs: delivery by coaches or development officers from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Program.
  4. Exploring barriers and enablers to implementation from the perspective of young people who use alcohol (YPWA) and stakeholders. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research20 will guide the selection of strategies to address barriers.
  5. Presenting the intervention to YPWA and other stakeholders in co-design workshops to elicit inputs on how to adapt the intervention components for enhanced acceptability and feasibility of implementation.
  6. Implementing the intervention package in one sports club to test the feasibility of the implementation procedures.
  7. Continuous knowledge exchange through a stakeholder advisory group (SAG).

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
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Chief Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


  • Chief Investigator: Bronwyn Myers-Franchi, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Jonine Jancey, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Eleanor Quested, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Christina Pollard, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Ben Jackson, Telethon Kids Institute