Sports Clubs

Help your sports club be part of the push for better physical and mental health. 

Being a good sport

Sign your sports club up for Australia's largest mental health and fitness event.  

The Push-Up Challenge is a unique and fun way for sports clubs of all sizes to encourage better mental health and wellbeing through connection, physical activity and education.

Prioritising not only the physical but mental health of your sports club will be one of the best things you can do this year.

"research shows that participation in sports helps to improve mental health through social connection, increased resilience, confidence, and self-esteem."

Next steps

1. Register your sports club's interest below and we’ll email you all the info you need. 
2. Ensure your sports club crew have downloaded the Push for Better app.
3. Start pushing on 1 June 2023!

Sports club expression of interest

The challenge

You and your sports club crew will be challenged to complete 3,144 push-ups over 23 days in June as we put a spotlight on the number of lives lost to suicide in 2021.

We know - that's a lot of push-ups. But don't sweat, any exercise goes, plus you can aim for half of the push-up target instead.

Why get on board


Free to sign up
It doesn't cost anything to join us in the push for better mental health.


Build better connections
Connect with your club while you work towards one epic goal together.


Foster a positive club environment where people encourage each other
Support your club mates and throw in some banter for good measure to get your crew moving.

Fundraise for mental health
Opt to raise money for mental health services and providers.

Give your club something new and fun to be part of
Break up the daily routine and give your club a boost.

Learn about mental health together
Get clued up about mental health and how to support yourself and others.

Our challenge's impact on mental health

We surveyed hundreds of 2022 participants, and here’s what they told us about how they felt after the challenge...


99% Felt fitter and stronger


93% Felt connected


98% Said mental illness was destigmatised

Word on the street

“It’s not just a good cause, but good for your health, your daily dose of exercise, and a good conversation-starter.”

Dean, 2022 participant