Noble Park Football Club

46-56 Moodemere St, Noble Park VIC 3174

(03) 9546 0653

Healthy Club Policy

Prepared for: Noble Park football Club
Date: Feb 2017
Review Annually:

 

This policy applies to all members, committee, coaches, players, visitors and volunteers of the Noble Park football Club.
Alcohol
The Noble Park football Club is committed to ensuring responsible service of alcohol and supporting and promoting strategies to minimise harm from alcohol use.
Where alcohol is available:
No alcohol will be served to patrons under the age of 18 years or to intoxicated patrons
Responsible server training will be provided for all members who serve alcoholic drinks
Lower strength and non-alcoholic beverages will be available
Safe transport options for patrons will be encouraged
Food will be made available
Tap water will be made available free of charge

Other Drugs
The Noble Park Football Club is committed to supporting and promoting strategies to prevent drug use and to reduce risk of harm associated with drug use.
The use of illicit and performance enhancing drugs will not be allowed in any area under the control of the Noble Park football Club
Use of illicit drugs will not be glamorised or promoted

Smoking
The Noble Park Football Club recognises that smoke free environments protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke and contribute to reducing tobacco consumption levels.
Tobacco products will not be sold by the Noble Park Football Club
All indoor areas of the Noble park football Club, including the changerooms, clubrooms and bar are permanently smoke free.

Sun Protection
The Noble park football Club recognises that exposure to UV radiation has potentially negative health effects and will therefore support sun safe practices and introduce measures to minimise exposure.
Permanent shade has been extended off our clubrooms to provide shade for spectators
Noble Park football Club hats will also be available to purchase
Sunscreen will be made available to participants and spectators

Sports Safety
The Noble Park Football Club recognises that an unsafe environment has the potential to negatively impact on the health and well being of individuals and the community and will therefore introduce measures to prevent injury and promote safety
Appropriate first aid equipment will be made available at all training and competition sessions
Warm-up, stretch and cool down routines will be conducted at all training and competition sessions.
Qualified first aid trainers will be provided for all teams

Healthy Eating
The Noble Park football Club understands and recognises the importance of good nutrition and the role it plays in the maintenance of good health and well-being.
Tap water will always be provided free of charge
Healthy food and drink alternatives will be made available within the club canteen
Healthy food and drink alternatives will be competitively priced in relation to less healthy alternatives

Player Welfare
The Noble Park Football Club recognises the impact that mental health issues can have on our environment with the potential to negatively impact on the health and well being of individuals and the community and will therefore introduce measures to support our community
Appoint a dedicated club welfare officer
Programs will be made available to all members of the club

Non-Compliance Strategy
The following four-step non-compliance strategy will be followed if anyone breaches the Noble Park Football Club healthy club policy.
Assume the person is unaware of the policy
A staff member or club representative will approach the person breaching the policy and ask them to refrain from the behaviour and remind them about the policy
If an offence continues, the most senior club member will verbally warn them again and hand over a formally written letter. The letter will outline the healthy club policy and state that if the person continues the behaviour they will be asked to leave.
If the offence does continue then the patron will be escorted out of the Clubrooms by a senior club member

Policy Review
This policy will be reviewed six months after its introduction and then on an annual basis thereafter. This will ensure that the policy remains current and practical.

Noble Park Football Club is an affiliated club of NOBLE PARK FOOTBALL SOCIAL CLUB.