ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT POLICY - OLINDA CRICKET CLUB
This policy outlines our procedures for a balanced and responsible approach to the service, supply, consumption and promotion of alcohol at club games, special events, functions and other clubrelated activities. It represents our club’s commitment to its members, volunteers and visitors, acknowledging the role that sporting clubs and associations play in building strong and healthy communities.
This policy will help to ensure our club:
Olinda Cricket Club recognises the legal responsibilities and the financial and social benefits of holding and/or operating a liquor licence in the community. Level 3 Accreditation under the Good Sports program requires us to implement practices and policies regarding the responsible management of alcohol. As such, we will adhere to liquor licensing laws and the criteria of the Good Sports program.
Whilst engaging in club activities, members, volunteers and visitors:
Our club will ensure that:
Alcohol will be served according to the club’s liquor licence with the safety and well-being of members and visitors the priority. Our club will ensure:
For the purposes of this policy, a person is defined as in a state of intoxication if his or her speech, balance, co-ordination or behaviour is noticeably affected and there are reasonable grounds for believing that this is the result of the consumption of alcohol.
Our club recognises that not all club members may drink alcohol and alcohol is not the only revenue stream available. Our club actively encourages the sale of alternative products to that of alcohol and will ensure that:
Our club will encourage safe celebrations and events by:
Advertisements for functions will promote safe celebrations by:
Our club recognises that driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is hazardous to individuals and the wider community. Accordingly, our club implements a Safe Transport Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy. We ask that all attendees at our functions plan their transport requirements to ensure they arrive home safely and prevent driving under the influence of alcohol.
Our 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 values of the club.
Our club will avoid providing awards (e.g. at end of season presentations) and fundraising prizes that have an emphasis on alcohol as a reward.
Our club will:
Club committee members will uphold this policy and any non-compliance, particularly in regard to Licencing Laws, will be handled according to the following process:
The presence of a bar manager, person who has current RSA qualifications and/or committee member, whenever our bar is open/canteen/kiosk is selling alcohol, is essential to ensure compliance with this policy and liquor licensing laws.