By signing the Diggers Rest Football Netball Club (hereinafter called The Club) Membership Application Form 2013 to which this code is attached, I hereby agree to abide by The Club’s Code of Conduct which includes codes of conduct and rules and regulations of the following affiliated organisations:
AFL Victoria & Netball Victoria
– Racial Discrimination, Religious Vilification, Sexual Discrimination and Just for Kids policy
– Player and Spectator Codes
Melton City Council
– No Glass Rule, Smoking in Public Places Policy and Conditions of Use of the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve and Facilities
– Responsible Serving of Alcohol and No Smoking Policies
Federal & State Governments
– State Govt Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport, and other Codes of Conduct as deemed relevant by the Diggers Rest Football Netball Club
I acknowledge that I have been provided with a copy of this Code of Conduct, and that other information referred to in this document is available on the organisations’ websites. I accept that it is my responsibility to read and understand that information. The Club’s Code of Conduct includes:
All Club Teams’ policies and guidelines on team selections including the Head Trauma Policy.
People under the age of 18 are not permitted to consume alcohol at our club.
People under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend any club function where alcohol is served and/or consumed unless accompanied by their legal guardian. Any exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Club Executive.
People over 18 years of age shall not supply alcohol to minors.
Encouragement of vocal and positive support of all players.
Discouragement of physical abuse and abusive and insulting language toward umpires, opposition players and officials.
Discouragement of physical abuse and abusive and insulting language toward Officials of the RDFNL.
Respect and protect as far as practicable the property, facilities and equipment of The Club, the Burras Club, and Melton City Council as it pertains to The Club’s responsibility to Melton City Council.
Respect the property and facilities of opposition rooms and facilities at away games.
Respect your fellow members and do not involve in discrimination, belittlement or innuendo of any kind.
Respect individuals’ rights to privacy and confidentiality of personal information.
Assist the Club to provide all spectators, players and officials to a safe and healthy environment.
As far as is practicable, members are encouraged to report any breaches of the above to a member of the Club’s Executive or Committee Member. The report must be in writing, signed by the individual member/s making the report and forwarded to the Secretary of The Club within 4 days. The Secretary will provide a written response to the complaint within 14 days
I accept that any breach of these codes may result in action being taken by The Club including, but not limited to:
Meeting with the Executive to discuss the breach and decide on further action if necessary
Mediation with an accredited mediator
Suspension or removal of Membership. This must be approved by The Club’s Committee. Prior to suspension or removal, the individual member/s will have a right to address the Committee prior to any decision if they so desire.
Any queries regarding this Code of Conduct should be referred to the The Club Secretary.