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Smokefree Sports Club Policy

Posted by David Rodger on March 12, 2015 at 7:10 AM

This club recognises the importance of protecting children and young people from the harms of second hand smoke and wishes to act as a role model to denormalise smoking.

The club and its grounds will be smoke free at all times when young people are present, both when training and competing at the club. Therefore smoking is not permitted in any of the following areas whilst youth activities are taking place:-

• Indoor and outdoor playing areas

• Indoor and outdoor spectator viewing areas

• Changing rooms and toilet blocks

• Administration and social function rooms

• Eating areas

• Within the perimeter of all grounds.

No one associated with the club shall smoke adjacent to pitch or training areas during and immediately before and after activities, so that children and young people are not exposed to smoking.

The use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices is also not permitted.

The policy applies to everyone entering the club grounds, including staff, coaches, volunteers, officials, parents, carers, players and visitors.

The club will promote the policy as widely as possible, including the display of Smokefree Sports Club signage.

If a person is found in breach of the policy they will be asked to extinguish their cigarette. If they refuse to do so they will be asked to leave the grounds.

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