The Warragul Football and Netball Club is a family friendly club that seeks to ensure all officials, players, coaches and supporters enjoy the football in a friendly and safe environment. The Club understands and accepts it has a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy environment, with responsible serving of alcohol and free of illegal drugs. This policy reflects a commitment by the club to the health, safety and welfare of all its members. The Commiee of Management of the Warragul Football and Netball Club, as part of the overall corporate governance procedures, has adopted the AFL Victoria Alcohol Management Policy. All players and officials of the Club are to ensure they are aware of this policy and acknowledge the policies content. This policy has been approved by the Commiee of Management of Warragul Football and Netball Club at its meeng of February 2016. In addion, the Commiee of Management of the WFNC also passed a resoluon that no one under the age of 18 at club funcons, game day or otherwise will be allowed to consume alcohol on the premises, regardless of parents, guardians or anyone else consent. Any such incident will result in the individual(s) being removed from the Club premises. Furthermore, any individuals caught supplying alcohol to under 18’s will also be removed from the Club premises forthwith, and details recorded in the Club’s Alcohol Management Incident Register, and addional acon considered for those individuals on a case‐by‐case basis. The AFL Victoria Alcohol Management Policy This policy aims to provide a basis for the responsible management of alcohol by the Warragul Football and Netball Club. The club recognises the importance in holding a liquor license in the value it adds to the club, enabling it to generate income and hold social funcons, but in doing so the club also accepts the responsibilies and expectaons of the community in strictly adhering to the liquor licensing laws. Serving Alcohol Alcohol will be served according to the requirements of the club's liquor licence and in accordance with the safety and wellbeing of patrons. The club will maintain a current liquor licence. The liquor licence will be displayed at the bar. Persons under the age of 18 years are not permied to serve alcohol. Only Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) trained members/bar staff will be permied to serve alcohol. The club will discourage excessive or rapid consumpon of alcohol. Alcoholic drinks will be served in standard drink measures. The club will display posters on liquor license regulaons and educaon. Promong the responsible use of alcohol The club will acvely demonstrate its atude relang to the responsible use of alcohol. The club will educate club members and supporters about the alcohol policy. Alcohol adversing will only appear at the bar.
Intoxicated Patrons Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated. Servers will follow procedures, provided in their training, for dealing with and refusing alcohol to intoxicated patrons. Intoxicated patrons will be asked to leave the club. Intoxicated persons will be refused entry into the club. Underage Drinking Alcohol will not be served to persons under the age of 18 years. Staff will request proof of age, where appropriate. Only photographic ID will be accepted. Safe Transport Bar staff shall encourage members and visitors to make alternate safe transport arrangements if they are considered to exceed .05 blood alcohol concentraon. Telephone calls will be made free of charge to arrange a taxi or other transport. Contact telephone numbers for taxi services will be displayed at the bar. In specific cases, where a designated driver who has been nominated by the club and that person has accepted the responsibility to drive others home safely, will be provided non‐alcoholic drinks free of charge by the club. Fundraising, Funcons and Prizes Prizes for raffles and fundraising will not have an alcohol focus. The club will monitor and ensure any club trips, parcularly end of season player trips, strictly adhere to responsible behaviour and alcohol consumpon in accordance with the principles of this policy. Food The club will wherever possible acvely promote and sell food whenever alcohol is available. Bar Management A list of all RSA trained club members will be displayed near the bar. The list will also highlight RSA trained commiee members. Non and low alcoholic alternave drinks will be available at all mes. Tap water will be provided free of charge from the bar. An incident register will be maintained to record any incidents that may occur in relaon to compliance with this policy and the operaon of the social rooms bar. Bar staff will not be permied to drink alcohol while serving behind the bar.
Club Commiee Responsibilies The presence of commiee members is essenal to ensure the operaon of the bar and policy compliance. At least two duty commiee members who are RSA trained are required to be present at all club funcons when the bar is open. Key responsibilies of the duty commiee members are to: Meet vising police, cooperate and assist with any inquiries. Ensure the admission of members and guests and compleon of the visitor’s book. Compliance in respect of persons under 18 years of age on premises. Ensuring intoxicated people are refused service and are asked to leave the premises. Ensuring strict compliance with the club policy in accordance with the key provisions of the Liquor Licence. Recording any incidents in the incident register. Non‐compliance All club commiee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non‐compliance will be managed according to the following process; Explanaon of the club policy to the person/people concerned, including idenficaon of the secon of policy not being complied with. Connued non‐compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two commiee members who will use their discreon as to the acon taken, which may include asking the person/ people to leave the club facilies or funcon. Promong the “Alcohol Management Policy” The club will promote the alcohol management policy regularly by; Distribung a copy to all club members. Displaying a copy of the policy in the club social rooms. Periodic announcements to members at funcons. The club recognises the importance of educang club members, parcularly players in the benefits of implemenng an alcohol management policy and will endeavour to provide informaon to assist this process. Policy Review To ensure this policy connues to be relevant for club operaon and that it reflects both community expectaons and the provisions of the Liquor Control Reform Act, the policy will be reviewed annually.