OFF-FIELD EXPECTATIONS OF PLAYERS
Selection shall be made in accordance with the club Selection Policy set out in Schedule 1. Please make yourself familiar with this policy and its requirements. If you have any queries about team selection, talk to one of the members of the selection committee (coach, captains and chair).
CODE OF CONDUCT
The club has a Code of Conduct as set out in Schedule 2. Please make yourself familiar with this policy and its requirements as it is an expectation that you will be subject to and comply with the elements contained in that policy. Breaches of the requirements set out in Code of Conduct will be dealt with by the club’s Committee.
It is vital that all players make every effort to be punctual to both training and games. Training attendance will go a long way to ensuring you are selected. Unless advised otherwise, during the season we train twice per week at Brens Oval, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
COMMUNICATION AND AVAILABILITY
If you are unable to attend a scheduled training or match, it is expected that you communicate with one of the members of the selection committee as early as possible, and ensure that your availability is up to date on MyCricket. If you are going to miss a match, it is expected that your regular captain and the chairman of selectors will be notified several weeks in advance and that you will update MyCricket.
Please check the website http://www.parkvillecricket.com and your email frequently to remain up to date with happenings around the club. If you change your contact or email details, notify the Club Secretary ASAP (email@example.com). We encourage you to talk to a member of the Committee about any issues concerning the club.
THURSDAY NIGHT BBQ
A BBQ will be available after Thursday training for low prices. This is prepared and served by players. By cooking a BBQ you help to spread the workload around the club.
SOCIAL FUNCTIONS & POST- MATCH
During the season the club organises a number of social events. These are both socially and financially important for the club and attendance by all players is encouraged. The committee will welcome anyone interested in suggesting ideas or assisting in the organisation of functions.
We hope to build on the already strong social aspect of the club and therefore encourage you to bring your partners and friends along to the post match and club functions.
INSURANCE/MEDICAL SUPPORT POLICY
Whilst the club does not make it compulsory for players to have private health insurance, we stress the need to have some sort of cover. The club does have limited insurance through Cricket Victoria. Details are set out in the policy document that is in Schedule 3.
We advise all players to be members of the Ambulance fund and encourage all players to wear protective equipment, especially helmets. The club recommends immunization against Hep B for all players.
SUBS / MEMBERSHIP FEES
As you can appreciate, it costs a significant amount of money to run a cricket club. Our biggest cost is pavilion and ground tenancy and preparation fees. The club provides training and essential match equipment, and pays for competition affiliation, umpires and insurance. Consequently, all players must contribute via membership.
PDCC SELECTION POLICY
If you have not paid 50% of your membership by Remembrance Day 11 November you will not be considered for selection before a player that has paid his full membership.
If you cannot attend a training session, you must notify the coach or your regular captain prior to the scheduled commencement of that training session.
3. MATCH AVAILABILITY
If you are unavailable to play, you must advise your regular captain and the Chairman of selectors no later than the Tuesday before the game you are unavailable, and ensure your availability status is up to date on MyCricket. Updating MyCricket is each player’s responsibility. Failure to do so wastes the selectors’ time and may be taken into consideration by them when picking teams.
4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAMS
Teams will be announced after training on Thursday night as soon as possible and by 9.00pm. Every effort will be made to notify players but players are responsible for finding out if they have been selected and the venue of their game.
PDCC CODE OF CONDUCT
PDCC is a proud and respected club in the VTCA and MCA and the wider community.
Persons representing the club as a player, official or supporter should conduct themselves in a manner that makes a positive contribution to the reputation and ongoing success of the club. Any behavior deemed to be offensive, unsportsmanlike or inconsistent with the values of the club, will not be accepted.
This behavior may include but is not limited to illegal activity, assault, intoxication, use or distribution of illegal drugs, racial vilification, abusive language and swearing, sexual misconduct, care for facilities and equipment.
This also extends to any online activities of, or pertaining to, the club. Member need to be mindful of the fact that their behaviour (and that of their guests) at and after club functions contributes to the club’s reputation and standing within the community. Negative contributions will not be accepted and the Committee reserves its right to take whatever action it determines to be appropriate.
- WORK AROUND THE CLUB
Players are expected to assist the club by helping with setup, cleaning and organisation of events, fundraising, and on match day.
- SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
All players are expected to attend all social functions.
Playing members are expected to wear correct cricket attire including club cap/hat, club shirt and correct footwear.
- SMOKEFREE POLICY
To encourage a healthy lifestyle and comfortable surroundings, all functions, clubrooms and change rooms are SMOKEFREE areas. Smoking is allowed outside the rooms. The Club’s no-smoking policy is displayed on the notice board in the change rooms and in the clubrooms. Please see Schedule 3 for this policy
- RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT POLICY (See Schedule 7 below)
- The Club will comply with Liquor Licensing Victoria regulations.
- We are a Good Sports club with certain requirements - see Schedule 4
- A copy of the club’s liquor license will be displayed prominently in the `bar`.
- The Club will provide a range of low or non-alcoholic drinks at all functions.
- Light beer will be priced cheaper than heavy strength alcohol.
- Water will be readily available.
- Alcohol will NOT be sold, served or consumed by minors.
- The responsible serving of alcohol will be adhered to at all times.
- Club members and bar staff will encourage intoxicated patrons to take safe transport. This will be promoted by announcements at social functions and removal of keys from intoxicated patrons wishing to drive.
- Any club member who is does not comply with this Code of Conduct will be deemed in breach of the code and will be called to give evidence before the Committee. Cases will be dealt with on an individual basis and may be referred to the committee via the President or Secretary. Non-compliance will result in discipline by the Committee.
The Parkville District Cricket Club recognises that passive smoking is hazardous to health and those non-smoking club members and visitors have the right to be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke.
Accordingly, the following policy shall apply to all club facilities, functions, meetings and activities undertaken by the club and will apply to all members, officials, players and club visitors.
All club facilities are to be completely smoke free and shall include:
· The social rooms inclusive of bar, kitchen, meeting room, toilets and storage area
· Player change rooms inclusive of warm up area, toilets and showers, medical room and property room
Cigarettes will not be sold (including vending machines) at any time at or by the club
Players, Officials & Coaches
Coaches, players, trainers, volunteers and officials will refrain from smoking and remain smoke free while involved in an official capacity for the club, on and off the field.
All club functions including social and fund raising events and meetings are to be completely smoke free:
· Ashtrays will be removed from all club facilities.
· Cigarette butt bins will be provided at outdoor locations for smokers to dispose of cigarette butts before entering/ re-entering smoke free areas at club facilities
· Smokers leaving the designated licensed area of the clubs social rooms will not be permitted to take alcohol from that area
All club functions held away from the club facilities are to be completely smoke free and shall require an assurance from the venue management of compliance with the club policy before a booking is confirmed by:
· Removing all ashtrays from venue where function is to be held
· Enforcing a smoke free policy during the function
· Not selling cigarettes (including vending machines) at any time during the function
Invitations and advertising for all functions, meetings and events will be promoted as smoke free.
All club committee members will enforce the smoke free policy and any non-compliance will be handled according to the following process:
· Explanation of the club policy to the person/people concerned, including identification of the areas in which smoking is permitted
· Continued non-compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two committee members who will use their discretion as to the action taken, which may include asking the person/ people to leave the club facilities or function
The club will promote the smoke free policy regularly by:
· Publishing a copy of the policy in club newsletters, notice boards and printed member/player information
· Displaying a copy of the policy in the club social rooms
· Periodic announcements to members at functions
The club recognises the importance of educating club members, particularly players and the benefits of implementing a smoke free policy and will endeavour to provide information to assist this process.
The club will actively participate in the Australian Drug Foundation Good Sports program with an ongoing priority to obtain and then maintain Level Three accreditation.
To ensure this policy remains relevant to club operations and reflects community expectations the policy will be reviewed annually.
GOOD SPORTS PROGRAM
Sports clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and therefore have a responsibility to our members and their families. In recognition of this, the Parkville District Cricket Club has elected to participate in the Good Sports program.
The program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation in conjunction with VicHealth, the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) and the Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation. The program has been designed to assist clubs with the responsible management of alcohol and is the only nationwide program of its kind.
As a community based club we believe involvement in this program is a way for our club to promote a healthy and welcoming club culture whilst working to consistently meet our duty of care obligations in regards to alcohol consumption.
As part of our Good Sports accreditation, we have addressed a number of criteria including the publication of our Alcohol management policy, having Responsible Service Alcohol trained bar staff, providing non-alcoholic options and food options, actively encouraging safe use of transport, and developing diverse sources of revenue generation.
For more information about Good Sports speak to one of your friendly Committee members.
SAFE TRANSPORT POLICY
This policy aims to provide a basis for the responsible use and/or non use of alcohol by the Parkville District Cricket Club and to avoid any incidents as people travel to or from the club and its events.
The Club understands and accepts its responsibility to the safety of our members and friends. The following requirements will apply when alcohol is served, either at the club or during a club function.
· Bar staff shall encourage members and visitors to make alternate safe transport arrangements if they are considered to exceed .05 blood alcohol concentration (or .00 if probationary driver)
· Telephone calls will be made free of charge to arrange a taxi or other transport
· Contact telephone numbers for taxi services will be clearly displayed
· Taxi vouchers will be considered as part of selected raffle prizes/player awards
· Committee will pre-order taxis to arrive at the venue at the conclusion of functions
SOCIAL INCLUSION POLICY
Parkville District Cricket Club aims to create an environment where all Players, Umpires, Officials, Coaches, Spectators and Visitors are respected and made to feel welcome.
Regardless of Age, Race, Culture, Religion, Political Affiliation, Gender or Sexual Orientation, our goal is to provide opportunities for people to participate in and enjoy Cricket both on and off the field.
We hope to deliver a safe and inclusive environment for all, where positive actions and the Spirit of Cricket are the norm and anti-social behaviour is discouraged.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this, please contact any PDCC Committee Member or Team Captain.
ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT POLICY
This policy provides the basis for the responsible use of alcohol by the Parkville District Cricket Club is fundamental to the aims of the club.
The club recognises the importance of holding a liquor license, enabling it to generate income and hold social functions. In doing so however, we accept the responsibilities and expectations of the community in adhering to liquor licensing laws and the criteria of the Good Sports program.
To ensure the aims of the club are upheld and that alcohol is managed responsibly by the club and its members, the following requirements will apply when alcohol is served at the club or during a club function.
Alcohol will be served according to the legal and moral requirements of the club’s Liquor Licence with the safety and well being of patrons the priority.
· The Club maintains a current appropriate Liquor Licence
· Only RSA trained servers will serve alcohol
· Bar servers do not consume alcohol when on duty
· People under 18 will not serve alcohol
· The club does not encourage excessive or rapid consumption of alcohol
· When serving non pre-packaged alcohol, standard drink measures will be served at all times
· Information posters about Standard Drink measures will be displayed at the bar
· The Liquor Licence and all legal signage will be displayed at the bar
· Names of RSA trained bar staff will be displayed
· An incident register shall be maintained and any incident recorded.
· Drunk patrons will not be permitted to enter the premises
· Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated or drunk
· Servers will follow RSA training procedures when refusing service
· Drunk patrons will be asked to leave the premises (after appropriate safe transport options are offered).
· Alcohol will not be served to persons aged under 18
· Servers and committee members will ask for proof of age whenever necessary or whenever in doubt
· Only photo ID’s will be accepted as ‘proof of age’.
The Club recognises that alcohol is not the only revenue stream available and actively encourages the sales of alternative products to that of alcohol.
· Tap water is provided free of charge (where available)
· At least four non-alcoholic drinks and one low-alcoholic drink options are always available and are at least 10% cheaper than full strength drinks
· Substantial food is available when the bar is open for more than 90 minutes or more than 15 people are present
· The club will avoid using alcohol for player awards and fundraising prizes.
The Club has a (separate) Safe Transport Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy.
The Club has a (separate) Smoke-Free Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy.
The Club will monitor and ensure any club trips, particularly end of season player trips, strictly adhere to responsible behaviour and alcohol consumption in accordance with the principles of this policy and the aims of the club.
All club committee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non-compliance, particularly in regard to Licencing Laws will be handled according to the following process:
· Explanation of the club policy to the person/people concerned, including identification of the section of policy not being complied with
· Continued non-compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two committee members who will use their discretion as to the action taken, which may include asking the person/ people to leave the club facilities or function.
Committee Policy Management
The presence of committee members is essential to ensure the operation of the bar and compliance with this policy. At least two committee members who are RSA trained are required to be present at all club functions when the bar is open. Key responsibilities of the duty committee members are to:
· Meet visiting police, cooperate and assist with any inquiries
· Compliance in respect of persons under 18 years of age on premises
· Recording any incidents in the incident register
· Ensuring strict compliance with all sections of this policy in accordance with legal requirements and the Good Sports program.
The Club will promote the alcohol management policy regularly by:
· Putting a copy of the policy in club communications, eg. newsletters, website and printed member/ player information
· Displaying a copy of the policy in the club social rooms
· Periodic announcements to members at functions.
The Club recognises the importance of educating club members, particularly players, about the benefits of an alcohol management policy and will endeavour to provide information to assist this process.
The Club will actively participate in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program with an ongoing priority to maintain Level 3 accreditation.
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.