Our Club Policies


The club reserves the right to stop players from playing for any reason that the club see fit, including but not limited to:

  • Breaking our code of conduct on or off the field
    Being unfinancial(all players must be fully financial before playing any games this season)

  • Failing to turn up to any games without an acceptable reason or not letting coaching staff know in advance

  • Players Code of Conduct

  • Play by the rules – the rules of Glenroy Football Club and the laws of the game

  • Never argue with an umpire or other official – without these people you can’t play football

  • Control your temper – verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games

  • Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way

  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated – fairly

  • Co-operate with your coach, the umpires and team-mates

  • Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills

  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-mates and family

  • if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal. Refer AFL Kids First Program & KFC Racial & Religious Tolerance Policy

  • Parents, Supporters & Officials Code Of Conduct 

  •  Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game and that children should be      involved for their enjoyment, not yours

  •  Encourage participation, but don’t force it, recognise your child’s limitations

  •  Encourage  your child to play by the rules of Glenroy Football Club and the laws of the game

  •  Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning

  •  Never ridicule mistakes or losses, including opposition players and supporters – supporters are there  to support not downgrade

  •  Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators – physical or verbal abuse  will not be tolerated, applaud good play by both your team and by members of the opposing team

  •  Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time

  •  Never publicly criticise umpires – raise personal concerns with club officials in private. 1st point of  call being Team Manager, Level Co-Ordinator, Junior Co-Ordinator

  • The Glenroy Football Club will not tolerate ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal. Refer AFL Kids First Program & KFC Racial & Religious Tolerance Policy.

  • We expect the highest level of junior behaviour both on and off the field and in any instance where this is not the case, severe action will be taken

  • Support your club officials, offer your assistance to the team so that every opportunity is being provided for the best supervision. Involvement is a satisfying opportunity for both you and your child

  • Parents are always welcome match days and to training, but are expected to let players focus on the Coaches instructions

  • Do not contradict the Coaches instructions

  • Do not belittle or abuse umpires or approach them at any stage of the game including intervals. As your child is starting his/her football career so too in most instances are the umpires. Don’t expect AFL level umpiring. Be tolerant, and treat them the same way you would want your own child treated



           Alcohol Management Policy

              This policy aims to provide a basis for the responsible use of alcohol by the Glenroy Football Club and is seen as fundamental to the aims of the 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 functions, but in doing so the club also accepts the responsibilities and expectations of the community

in strictly adhering to the liquor licensing laws.

              To ensure the aims of the club are upheld and that the club and its members manage alcohol responsibly, the following requirements will apply when alcohol is served at the club or during a club function.


               Serving Alcohol

              Alcohol will be served according to the legal and moral requirements of the club’s Liquor License with the safety and well being of patrons the priority.

​              The Club maintains a current appropriate Liquor License 

               Only RSA trained servers will serve alcohol

               Bar servers do not consume alcohol when on duty

               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 in the bar

               The Liquor License 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


               Intoxicated Patrons

               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.


               Underage Drinking

               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


               Alcohol Alternatives

               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 or at a reasonable price

               At least four non-alcoholic drinks and one low-alcoholic drink option is 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 player prizes and raffle prizes that have an emphasis on alcohol.


               Safe Transport

               The Club has a (separate) Safe Transport Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with the

                    Alcohol Management Policy.


               Non Compliance

               All club committee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non-compliance, particularly in regard to Licensing 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

               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 Mission and Values Statement.


                Committee Policy Management

                The presence of committee members is essential to ensure the operation of the bar and police compliance. At least two duty 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

                Ensure the admission of members and guests and completion 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                        

Control Reform Act

                Recording any incidents in the incident register.


                Policy Promotion

                The club will promote the alcohol management policy regularly by:

                Publishing a copy of the policy in club newsletters, league programs 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 in the benefits of implementing an alcohol management policy and will endeavour to provide information to assit this process.

                The club will actively participate in the Australian Drug Foundation Good Sports Accreditation Program with an ongoing priority to maintain Level 3 accreditation.


                Policy Review

                To ensure this policy continues to be relevant for club operation and that it reflects both community expectations and the provisions of the Liquor Control Reform Act, the policy will be reviewed annually.



       Signed: The Glenroy Football Club Committee
Date:     31 / 10 / 2016

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