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WMFNC Safe Transport Policy

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Safe Transport Policy

WARBURTON MILLGROVE SPORTS CLUB (REPRESENTING FOOTBALL, NETBALL AND CRICKET)

This policy aims to provide a basis for the responsible use and/or non-use of alcohol by the Warburton Millgrove Sports Club and to avoid any incidents as people travel to or from the club and its events.

The Club understands and accepts its responsibility to the safety of our members and friends. The following requirements will apply when alcohol is served, either at the club or during a club function:

  • Bar staff shall encourage members and visitors to make alternate safe transport arrangements if they are considered to exceed .05 blood alcohol concentration (or .00 if probationary driver)
  • Telephone calls will be made free of charge to arrange a taxi or other transport
  • Contact telephone numbers for taxi services will be clearly displayed
  • In specific cases, where a designated driver nominated by the club has accepted the responsibility to drive others home safely, the club will provide non-alcoholic drinks and bar food free of charge
  • Bar servers will be provided non-alcoholic drinks free of charge by the club (only for club bar staff)
  • Where available club transport will be provided to/from events
  • Taxi vouchers will be considered as part of selected raffle prizes/player awards

Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.

Signed: ____Rodney Woods______ Position: Football & Netball President Date: 1 April 2015

Signed: _____Liam Barnard______ Position: Cricket President Date: 1 April 2015

Next policy review date is: 1 March 2016

WMFNC Alcohol Policy

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Alcohol Management Policy

WARBURTON MILLGROVE SPORTS CLUB (REPRESENTING FOOTBALL, NETBALL AND CRICKET)

This policy provides the basis for the responsible use of alcohol by the Warburton Millgrove Sports Club and is seen as fundamental to the aims of the club.

The club recognises the importance of holding a liquor licence, enabling it to generate income and hold social functions. In doing so however, we accept the responsibilities and expectations of the community in adhering to liquor licensing laws and the criteria of the Good Sports program.

To ensure the aims of the club are upheld and that alcohol is managed responsibly by the club and its members, the following requirements will apply when alcohol is served at the club or during a club function.

Serving Alcohol

Alcohol will be served according to the legal and moral requirements of the club’s Liquor Licence with the safety and wellbeing of patrons as the priority.

  • The club maintains a current appropriate Liquor Licence
  • Only RSA trained personnel will serve alcohol
  • Bar personnel do not consume alcohol when on duty
  • People under 18 will not serve alcohol
  • The club does not encourage excessive or rapid consumption of alcohol
  • When serving non pre-packaged alcohol, standard drink measures will be served at all times
  • Information posters about standard drink measures will be displayed at the bar
  • The club’s Liquor Licence and all legal signage will be displayed at the bar
  • Names of RSA trained bar personnel will be displayed
  • An incident register shall be maintained and any incident recorded

Intoxicated Patrons

  • Drunk patrons will not be permitted to enter the premises
  • Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated or drunk
  • Bar personnel will follow RSA training procedures when refusing service
  • Drunk patrons will be asked to leave the premises (after appropriate safe transport options are offered)

Underage Drinking

  • Alcohol will not be served to persons aged under 18
  • Bar personnel and committee members will ask for proof of age whenever necessary or whenever in doubt
  • Only photo ID’s will be accepted as ‘proof of age’

Alcohol Alternatives

The club recognises that alcohol is not the only revenue stream available and actively encourages the sales of alternative products to that of alcohol.

  • Tap water is provided free of charge (where available)
  • One low-alcoholic drink and at least four non-alcoholic drink options are always available and are at least 10% cheaper than full-strength alcoholic drinks
  • Substantial food is available when the bar is open for more than 90 minutes or more than 15 people are present
  • The club will avoid using alcohol for player awards and fundraising prizes

Safe Transport

The club has a (separate) Safe Transport Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy.

Smoke-Free

The club has a (separate) Smoke Free Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy.

Club Trips

The club will monitor and ensure any club trips, particularly end of season player trips, strictly adhere to responsible behaviour and alcohol consumption in accordance with the principles of this policy and the aims of the club.

Non Compliance

All club committee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non-compliance, particularly in relation to Licencing Laws and will be handled according to the following process:

  • Explanation of the club policy to the person(s) concerned, including identification of the section of policy not being complied with, and
  • Continued non-compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two committee members who will use their discretion as to the action taken, which may include asking the person(s) to leave the club facilities or function

Committee Policy Management

The presence of committee members is essential to ensure the operation of the bar and compliance with this policy. At least two committee members who are RSA trained are required to be present at all club functions when the bar is open.

Key responsibilities of the duty committee members are to:

  • Meet visiting police, cooperate and assist with any inquiries,
  • Compliance in respect of persons under 18 years of age on premises,
  • Recording any incidents in the incident register, and
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all sections of this policy in accordance with legal requirements and the Good Sports program.

Policy Promotion

The Club will promote the alcohol management policy regularly by:

  • Putting a copy of the policy in club communications, eg. newsletters, website and printed member/ player information,
  • Displaying a copy of the policy in the club social rooms, and
  • Periodic announcements to members at functions.

The Club recognises the importance of educating club members, particularly players, about the benefits of an alcohol management policy and will endeavour to provide information to assist this process.

The Club will actively participate in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program with an ongoing priority to maintain Level 3 accreditation.

Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.

Signed: ____Rodney Woods______ Position: Football & Netball President Date: 1 April 2015

Signed: _____Liam Barnard______ Position: Cricket President Date: 1 April 2015

Next policy review date is: 1 March 2016

WMFNC Smoke Free Policy

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Smoke Free Policy

WARBURTON MILLGROVE SPORTS CLUB (REPRESENTING FOOTBALL, NETBALL AND CRICKET)

Rationale

The Warburton Millgrove Sports Club recognises that:

  • Environmental (second-hand) tobacco smoke is a health hazard and that non-smokers should be protected from it.
  • Role modelling can have a significant impact upon the junior members of the club.
  • Smoke free areas make smoking less visible and less socially acceptable.
  • Smoke free areas support smokers who are trying to quit as well as reduce their overall cigarette consumption.
  • Outdoor smoke free areas help to reduce the amount of cigarette butt litter (reducing clean-up costs, fire risk and children’s health risk due to swallowing discarded butts).
  • Smoke free environments are advantageous in attracting new members as well as positively promoting the club in the community.

New Victorian legislation (Tobacco Amendment Act 2013) also bans smoking within 10 metres of a sporting venue that is an outdoor public place during underage (U18) competitions, training or practice sessions or any break or interval during these underage activities.

Accordingly, the following policy shall apply to all members, administrators, officials, coaches, players, spectators, visitors and other volunteers and/or or staff of the club.

General

  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products will not be sold, including from vending machines, at any time at or by the club.
  • Coaches, officials and volunteers will refrain from smoking while involved in an official capacity for the club, on and off the field.
  • No images of club volunteers, members, officials, coaches and players smoking at club-related activities are to be placed on social media.

Smoke Free Areas

The Warburton Millgrove Sports Club requires the following areas of the club’s; Change Rooms, ground and Social complex to be smoke free:

  • All indoor areas
  • All outdoor playing/training areas
  • All canteen, catering and eating and drinking areas

Functions

  • Club functions, including social and fundraising events and meetings, held at club facilities are to be smoke free.
  • Club functions, including social and fundraising events and meetings, held away from club facilities are to be smoke free wherever possible.
  • If provided, smokers may only smoke at outdoor designated smoking areas and are to dispose of cigarette butts safely before entering facilities.

Non-compliance

All club committee members will enforce the smoke free policy and any non-compliance will be handled according to the following process:

  • Explanation of the club policy and the Victorian tobacco laws to the person/people concerned, including identification of the areas in which smoking is permitted
  • Continued non-compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two committee members (one being an executive member) who will use their discretion as to the action taken, which may include asking the person/ people to leave the club facilities or function.

Policy Promotion

The club will promote the smoke free policy regularly by:

  • Putting a copy of the policy on the website.
  • Promoting positive smoke free messages through the club’s social media.
  • Displaying a copy of the policy in the club social rooms.
  • Periodic announcements to members at functions.
  • Placing non-smoking signage in prominent locations both indoors and outdoors.

The club recognises the importance of educating club members, particularly players, of the benefits of implementing a smoke free policy and will endeavour to provide information to assist this process.

Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.

Signed: ____Rodney Woods______ Position: Football & Netball President Date: 1 April 2015

Signed: _____Liam Barnard______ Position: Cricket President Date: 1 April 2015

Next policy review date is: 1 March 2016