Who is affected by the Policy

This policy applies to all members, administrators, officials, coaches, players, visitors and volunteers of the Canning Vale Junior Football Club.



Canning Vale Junior Football Club will promote the responsible adult use of alcohol by:

  • Discouraging excessive or rapid consumption of alcohol, eg happy hours, drinking competitions.
  • Ensuring alcohol is not served to any person who is intoxicated or under the age of 18 years.
  • Promoting lower pricing on low and non-alcoholic drinks and providing free unbottled water.
  • Provide responsible server training for paid staff and volunteers who serve alcoholic drinks at events  


Other Drugs

  • Canning Vale Junior Football Club discourages the use of medications in respect of injury/recovery that would enable a participant to compete where they would not otherwise have been able.
  • The use and administration of medications is monitored and controlled.
  • We will adopt and be guided by the Sports Medicine Australia policy on the administration of medications by non-medical personnel.
  • The use of illicit & performance-enhancing drugs is not condoned.
  • In the event that club personnel have reason to believe a member may be using illicit drugs, we will contact a relevant agency for professional advice on how to manage the situation (ie- Alcohol & Drug Information Service)



Canning Vale Junior Football Club recognises that smoking and passive smoking are hazardous to health. We will ensure a smoke-free environment by:

  • Ensuring all areas of the club, including the change rooms, offices, the bar, and all dub functions are smoke-free.
  • Not selling tobacco products on the premises.
  • Prominently displaying no-smoking signage.


Sun Protection

Canning Vale Junior Football Club will take all reasonable steps to address sun safe practices by:

  • Scheduling activities outside the hours of 10am to 3pm where practical.
  • Ensuring adequate shade is provided.
  • Following The Cancer Council of Western Australia guidelines fur SunSmart clothing and hats.
  • Providing or selling sunscreen to members and participants.


 Sports Safety

 Canning Vale Junior Football Club will encourage all members to adopt practices that seek to prevent injury by:

  • Encouraging warm-up, stretching and cool-down as an important component of playing and training.
  • Promoting the use of protective equipment Including body padding, mouthguards, suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Providing safe playing surfaces, first aid equipment and accredited First Aiders/Sports Trainers at all training sessions and competition matches.
  • Ensuring adequate public liability and player insurance for all members.
  • Encouraging all players with a prior or current injury to seek professional advice from a sports medicine professional and be fully rehabilitated before returning to play.


Healthy Eating

 Canning Vale Junior Football Club recognises the importance of good nutrition for sports performance by:

  • Promoting good nutrition and healthy eating messages.


Non compliance strategy

The following four step non-compliance strategy will be followed if anyone breaches the Canning Vale Junior Football Club healthy club policy

  1. Assume that the person is unaware of the policy.
  2. A staff member or club representative will approach the person breaching the policy and ask them to refrain from the behaviour and remind them about the policy.
  3. If an offence continues ( ie, someone continues to smoke in a smoke-free area or is intoxicated ) the most senior staff member will verbally warn them again and hand over a formal written letter. The letter will outline the healthy club policy and state that if the person continues the behaviour they will be asked to leave.
  4. If the offence does continue then the patron will be escorted out of the facility by staff and/or a senior club representative.