Tips To Being A Responsible Club

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Set a good example

Every club has their own unique culture and community. Being a Good Sports club and displaying your affiliation helps level the playing field to show your club promotes a responsible attitude towards alcohol. It shows you provide a safe environment for players, members, families and supporters.

Here are helpful tips on being a responsible Good Sports club:

Liquor Licencing

Ensure the Club Committee or individual Liquor Nominee understands the club’s license conditions

Encourage your Club Committee and/or individual Nominee to attend a Club Liquor Licensing Seminar, which includes New Entrant training recoginsed by Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)

Where a club has an individual as Liquor Nominee listed on the club’s liquor license, make sure their contact details are up-to-date

Clearly display your club’s current Liquor License for all members and visitors to see

Display current State/Territory Liquor License signage, including a sign at appropriate exits that states ‘No alcohol beyond this point’

Bar Management

All Bar servers are encouraged to attend Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) training

Display current RSA trained member names on the Good Sports template

Club nominee(s) are to retain a copy of all RSA trained members certificates

Have a copy of the floor plan clearly displaying the ‘red line’ licensed area of the club facility

Have a ‘bar incident register’ for all bar staff to complete if need be

Ensure all opposition teams and support crew sign a non-members guests book and are noted within club constitution and listed as ‘members for the day’ whilst at the club

Encourage responsible management and consumption of liquor at all times

Your Good Sports club refrains from events that encourage rapid or excessive consumption of alcohol

Food and drink

Provide mid, light and non-alcoholic alternatives

Ensure water is accessible free of charge (where available)

Provide a range of snacks and food

Safe transport

The club encourages safe transport practices, which can include:

  • Designated driver program
  • Key register
  • Taxi vouchers as prizes
  • Taxi numbers clearly displayed
  • Free call service for taxis
  • Free club transport
  • Free non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers
  • Free bar snacks for designated drivers
  • Free non-alcoholic drinks for bar servers
  • Free bar snacks for bar servers

Smoke free club

Non-smoking areas include internal spaces and entrance/exit doorways

Non-smoking stickers are displayed is these areas

Good Sports Accreditation

Ensure Good Sports accreditation up to date or contact your Project Officer for details

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