Healthy Club Policy for South Bunbury Football Council
South Bunbury Junior Football Council recognises that smoking and passive smoking are hazardous to health. We will ensure a smoke free environment by:
- Ensuring all areas of the club, including the change rooms, offices, the bar, and all club functions are smoke free.
- Not selling tobacco products on the premises.
- Prominently displaying non-smoking signage.
South Bunbury Junior Football Council will promote the responsible adult use of alcohol by:
- Discouraging excessive or rapid consumption of alcohol eg happy hours, drinking competitions.
- Ensuring alcohol is not served to any person who is intoxicated or under the age of 18 years.
- Promoting lower pricing on low and non alcoholic drinks and providing free unbottled water.
- Providing responsible server training for paid staff and volunteers who serve alcoholic drinks in our bar.
South Bunbury Junior Football Council discourages the use of medications in respect of injury/recovery that would enable a participant to compete where they would not otherwise have been able.
- The use of illicit drugs and performance enhancing drugs is not permitted by any club members or patrons.
- We will adopt and be guided by the Sports Medicine Australia policy on the administration of medications by non-medical personnel.
South Bunbury Junior Football Council will take all reasonable steps, where possible, to address sun safe practices by:
- Scheduling activities outside the hours of 10am to 3pm
- Making maximum useage of existing shade facilities
- Following the Cancer Council Western Australia guidelines for SunSmart clothing, use of sunscreen and wearing of hats.
South Bunbury Junior Football Council will encourage all members to adopt practices that seek to prevent injury by:
- Encouraging warm-up, stretching and cool-down as an important component of playing and training.
- Promoting the use of protective equipment including body padding, mouthguards, suitable clothing and footwear.
- Providing safe playing surfaces, first aid equipment and accredited First Aiders/Sports Trainers at all training sessions and competition matches.
- Ensuring adequate public liability and player insurance of all members.
- Encouraging all players with a prior or current injury to seek professional advice from a sports medicine professional and be fully rehabilitated before returning to play.
South Bunbury Junior Football Council recognises the importance of good nutrition for sports performance by:
- Ensuring when food is provided, healthy alternatives, in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Australians, are available.
- Promoting good nutrition and healthy eating messages.
Adult players, coaches and club members are expected to set appropriate examples and act as role models for junior club members.
The club will make information available to club members and families to promote healthy lifestyles.
Breaches of the policy will be addressed through the South Bunbury Junior Football Council Committee.
Anyone wishing to discuss any aspect of this policy is invited to contact any members of the committee. Thank you for your co-operation.
Concussion occurs when, after a blow to the head, there is brain injury with some immediate disturbance of brain function. Any player showing the signs or symptoms of concussion should be removed from the field immediately and referred to a medical practitioner. A player who has suffered concussion with or without loss of consciousness should not participate in any match or training session until he/she is fully recovered and has been cleared by a thorough medical examination.
All players sustaining a concussion require a medical clearance before the resumption of training or playing.
- Any player who has suffered a concussion or is suspected of having a concussion must be medically assessed as soon as possible after the injury and must not be allowed to return to play in the same game or train in the same practice session. If in doubt, sit them out!
- There should be a trained first aider at every game and the principles of first aid should be used when dealing with any player who is unconscious or injured.
- A concussed player must not be allowed to return to school or return to training or playing before having a formal medical clearance.
- The child is not to return to play or sport until they have successfully returned to school/learning, without worsening of symptoms. Symptom assessment in the child often requires the addition of parent and/or teacher input.
- It is reasonable for a child to miss a day or two of school after concussion, but extended absence is uncommon.
For the updated Concussion Management Document please visit: www.wafootball.com.au