Smoke and Alcohol Free Policy

ENDORSED 2010

AFL Football demands a high level of aerobic fitness and endurance.  Smoking & drinking seriously impairs a player’s ability to run out four quarters and for any junior player who aspires making it into the AFL, smoking & drinking is definitely out.                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                               Michael Voss

Brownlow Medallist

RATIONALE

  • The purpose of the AFL Queensland’s Smoke Free Policy is to provide all members and visitors with a safe, healthy and challenging sports environment.  This enables all participants to achieve their sporting best and, spectators, officials, coaches and administrators to enjoy a Smoke Free environment.
  • Accordingly, the following Smoke Free policy endorsed by AFL Queensland will apply to all members, including administrators, officials, coaches, players, volunteers and visitors as from 1st May 1998.

 

AFL Queensland’s Smoke Free Policy includes:

 

Administration and Office Areas will be Smoke Free.

 

Change Rooms

  • Change rooms and toilet blocks will be Smoke Free.
  • Smoke Free promotional material will be displayed around the common area in all venues where association related competition occurs.

 

Coaches Boxes and First Aid Areas will be Smoke Free

 

Outdoor Venues

  • Designated Smoke Free areas will be introduced to outdoor areas.
  • Smokers will be asked to dispose of their butts thoughtfully.
  • Totally Smoke Free events will be scheduled.
  • All eating areas will be Smoke Free.
  • All undercover areas will be Smoke Free.
  • Functions and meetings
  • All social functions for juniors will be Smoke Free.
  • All organised pre-competition dinners will be held at Smoke Free venues.
  • All meetings organised on behalf of this organisation will be Smoke Free.

 

Coaches, Trainers, Volunteers, Parents and Officials

  • Coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents and officials will be restricted from smoking while they are with juniors in an official capacity.
  • Coaches will be requested to discuss smoking issues with their junior players at the beginning of each season.
  • The effects of smoking on performance will be discussed with all players attending sports clinics, camps and those in representative sides.
  • Smoke Free behaviour will be written into the Codes of Behaviour for coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents and officials.
  • For example, Players respect you and in particular junior players look up to you, so you need to be Smoke Free, especially when you’re with them.
  • If you want your players to play at their potential encourage them to be Smoke Free.

 

PLAN FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

  • It is expected that AFL Queensland’s Smoke Free policy will be supported and adhered to by all members, coaches, officials, administrators, players and spectators.  Although some may find it difficult to adhere to the Smoke Free policy, it will apply to all equally.  To maximise compliance the following plan will be implemented:
  • Breaches of this policy will be referred to and dealt by the General Manager, AFL Queensland and in the first instance League and/or Clubs will receive notification of the breach and be asked to rectify the problem.  If a second offence occurs they will be required to make explanation in writing to AFL Queensland for negotiation and counselling.  Should the problem be ongoing, AFL Queensland will take appropriate action as deemed necessary in keeping with their charter of the Governing Body of Australian Rules Football.

ALCOHOL POLICY

 

Change Rooms

  • Change rooms and toilet blocks will be Alcohol Free.
  • Alcohol Free promotional material will be displayed around the common area in all venues where association related competition occurs.

 

Coaches Boxes and First Aid Areas will be Alcohol Free

 

Outdoor Venues

  • Alcohol must be consumed within designated licensed areas only.
  • If there is no licensed area available, no alcohol is to be consumed within the areas known as the home ground and/or car park.
  • Alcohol containers will be asked to be disposed of thoughtfully.

 

Coaches, Trainers, Volunteers, Parents and Officials

  • Coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents and officials will be restricted from consuming alcohol while they are with registered juniors in any official capacity.
  • Coaches will be requested to discuss alcohol issues with their junior players at the beginning of each season.
  • The effects of alcohol on performance will be discussed with all players attending sports clinics, camps and those in representative sides.
  • Alcohol Free behaviour will be written into the Codes of Behaviour for coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents and officials. For example, “Players respect you and in particular junior players look up to you, so you need to be Alcohol Free, especially when you’re with them. If you want your players to play at their potential encourage them to be Alcohol Free.”

 

FINES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE – ALCOHOL

  • For non-compliance of the Alcohol Policy, a fine of $100.00 will be issued to the offending club for the first breach of policy.
  • Any further breaches of the Alcohol Policy will result in the loss of home games, as well as a fine of $100.00 to the offending club.

 

All Clubs must have a clearly marked area for Smoking and Alcohol consumption

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