Good Sports

ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT POLICY
Serpell Tennis Club

  1. PURPOSE

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 club-related 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:

  1. RATIONALE

Serpell Tennis 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.

  1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES

  1. CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS

Whilst engaging in club activities, members, volunteers and visitors:

  1. ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT

Our club will ensure that:

  1. Service of Alcohol

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:

5.2        Intoxicated People

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.

5.3        Underage Drinking

5.4        Availability of Non-Alcoholic and Low Alcohol Drinks

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:  


  1. FUNCTIONS

Our club will encourage safe celebrations and events by:

Advertisements for functions will promote safe celebrations by:

  1. SAFE TRANSPORT

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.

  1. CLUB TRIPS

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.

  1. AWARDS/PRIZES

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.

  1. PROMOTING THIS POLICY AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF ALCOHOL

Our club will:

  1. NON-COMPLIANCE

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:

  1. POLICY MANAGEMENT

The presence of a person who has current RSA qualifications and/or committee member, whenever our the bar is open for selling alcohol, is essential to ensure compliance with this policy and liquor licensing laws.

  1. POLICY REVIEW

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.

Approved by the STC President, Secretary and Committee.

Visit: www.goodsports.com.au for information regarding the Good Sports program.

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Last Reviewed: Oct 2019