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medical emergencies

For all MEDICAL EMERGENCIES on & off the field DIAL 000.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is located in the canteen at Bathurst Street Park and with Greystanes FC personnel at our other grounds. EVERY SECOND counts!

It is vital that witnesses of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest immediately call 000; start CPR and apply an automatic external defibrillator (AED). These three dynamic steps alone could significantly improve the chances of the person surviving.

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incident reports

Please complete and submit your incident report within 72 hours of the incident occurring.

This form is for reporting all on-field and off-field incidents relating to Greystanes FC only and is sent directly to the Club secretary for review by the Club executive.

If you would like assistance with reporting an incident contact our Club MPIO (more MPIO on this page).

accidents & injuries

For medical emergencies dial 000.

For Club sports related injury claims on or off the field, contact the Insurance company.

insurance information

THE RISK PROTECTION PROGRAMME

The Risk Protection Programme is an initiative of FNSW.

It is designed to save clubs time, effort and money and provide enhanced cover and services for the football community with 365 days coverage.

All football activities are covered; including matches, training, functions, meetings and the like (anywhere in Australia). The Programme provides competitively broad protection across the following areas:

  • Public Liability*

    • For Football NSW including each club and association affiliated directly or indirectly with FNSW, registered members and officials including coaches, referees and medical officers.
  • Club Management Liability*

    • For Football NSW and all affiliated Leagues and Clubs, affiliated directly or indirectly with Football NSW.
  • Personal Injury*

    • All registered participating and non participating members, officials, volunteers, club committee members, office bearers, medical officers, coaches and referees of the insured.

INSURANCE FLYER FOR PLAYERS WHO DO NOT SELF-REGISTER ON MY FOOTBALL CLUB

A copy of the Personal Injury Insurance information flyer must be provided to any players who do not self-register on My Football Club (MFC).

The flyer can be printed or emailed.  It is important that participants are informed about the level of cover provided through the Personal Injury Insurance.

Participants who self-register on MFC are already provided with insurance information at time of registration on the MFC system.

INSURANCE CLAIM FORM AND OTHER INFORMATION

The Personal Injury claim form and other insurance information is available at www.jltsport.com.au/FNSW

* Refer to the JLT Sport policy wording document to find out exactly who’s covered, detailed policy benefits and exclusions.

Players/parents, please read the claim form and flyer in full and you have any questions contact the QBE Insurance claims team on 02 9375 4874.

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Hazards

Death and serious injury can happen if moveable goalposts are installed incorrectly or when they are used inappropriately. Specifically, blunt force injuries and trauma to the head, neck, chest and limbs can occur from moveable soccer goals due to:

  • instability
  • goals becoming unanchored
  • goals with inadequate anchoring
  • inappropriate or ineffective installation
  • inappropriate use, such as swinging on goalposts or
    cross bars.

A mandatory standard on moveable football goalposts has applied since 31 December 2010 (ACCC). This mandatory standard applies to:

  • moveable football goals weighing 28kg and above (any freestanding football goal designed to be moved for use in various locations).
  • multipurpose moveable goals that may be used for football.

Never allow anyone to climb or swing on the netting or goalpost framework.

Information regarding the Mandatory Standard and other Safety Information is available at Product Safety Australia.

Four steps to moveable goalpost safety
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Check it
Secure it
Test it
Respect it

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no smoking

NSW LEGISLATION

Smoking is banned in spectator areas at public sports grounds and other recreational areas in NSW. The new legislation applies to all sports grounds whether Council owned, public or privately owned and operated.
  • No-smoking signage at sports grounds is not compulsory.
  • The law applies to both covered and uncovered spectator areas and whether seating is provided or not.
  • A practice/training session at a sports ground is regarded as an organised sporting event for the purposes of the Act.

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FFA REGULATIONS

The FFA No Smoking policy as contained in the FFA Member Protection Policy applies to all levels of football:
  1. No smoking shall occur at or near any sporting event or competition involving persons under the age of 18, and this Policy applies to all coaches, players, trainers, officials and volunteers.
  2. Social functions shall be smoke free, with smoking permitted at designated outdoor smoking areas;
  3. Coaches, officials, trainers, volunteers and players will refrain from smoking and remain smoke free while involved in an official capacity for any Governing Body, Club or Representative team, on and off the field.

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PENALTIES

Fines of up to $550 apply for breaches by individuals who fail to comply with the smoking regulations. NSW Health Inspectors and Tobacco Compliance Officers are permitted to issue fines to individuals who breach the regulation. Some Councils prohibit smoking at all Council owned sports grounds and venues through Council policy and are enforced by Local Council rangers.
  • Fines of up to $550 apply for breaches by individuals who fail to comply.
  • Fines of up to $5500 apply for venue operators who fail to comply.
  • Fail to comply with the directions of an Inspector.  Penalty is $2,750.
  • If a person smokes in a smoke-free area the proprietor is also guilty of an offence.
  • The maximum penalty is $1,100 for an individual proprietor or $5,500 for a body corporate (e.g. sport club).
For more information visit health.nsw.gov.au/smokefree or phone the NSW Tobacco Information Line on 1800 357 412.

MPIO

Member Protection Information Officer

Greystanes FC has a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The role of the MPIO is to be the first point of contact with anyone with an enquiry or concern about a member protection issue. 

The MPIO is a sounding board for these concerns and can offer information on complaint resolution, policies and other aspects of the issue being discussed. 

The MPIO does not offer advice, suggestions or recommendations and the MPIO does not investigate complaints or reports.  It is the responsibility of the Club (President and/or Executive) to decide who investigates complaints or reports but it should never be the MPIO who conducts the investigation.

Member Protection encompasses several areas: Harassment, abuse, victimisation, racial vilification, child protection and bullying. Any matters outside of this scope are not member protection matters.

The following (tabs) will assist in clarifying what member protection is, how the MPIO role operates at a club or association and where to obtain further information and training.

  1. All clubs, associations and branches must have an identified Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO).
  2. The role of Child Protection Officer (CPO) no longer exists.  This position is now known as Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The role of the MPIO falls within the Australian Sports Commissions Harassment Free Sport Strategy and is consistent with all other sports in Australia.
  3. The NSW Department of Sport & Recreation recognizes the MPIO as the relevant position with regards to child protection and the Working With Children Check.
  4. The contact details of the MPIO should be freely available to all members of the club/association;  ideally via websites, newsletters, contact lists etc.
  5. Member protection relates to:
    • Protection
    • Harassment
    • Abuse
    • Discrimination
    • Racial Vilification
    • Victimisation

An MPIO is the first point of contact for persons (within a club/association) considering making a complaint. The MPIO provides confidential, impartial and timely information and support and acts as a sounding board about complaint resolution options.

The MPIO:

  • Listens.
  • Is an impartial support person.
  • Provides information about relevant policies.
  • Can discuss (but not recommend) possible strategies available to resolve the matter.
  • Provides contact information for official complaints, counselling or other referrals.
  • Can also provide information to the club committee about child protection requirements and other definitions and information.
  • Can be required to coordinate the signing and collection of the child protection forms.

The MPIO does not:

  • Give advice to complainants.
  • Intervene.
  • Investigate.
  • Breach confidentiality.
  • Advocate.
  • Make determinations in relation to complaints.

The MPIO provides confidential, impartial and timely information and support and acts as a sounding board about complaint resolution options. Member Protection Information Officers can be beneficial in creating a safer, more understanding and more enjoyable sporting environment.

You can become a certified MPIO with completion of an Australian Sports Commission MPIO training course and a Play By The Rules MPIO Workshop. A free online MPIO course is available at Play By The Rules website.
 
For further information visit ASC or Play By The Rules websites. Other enquiries please contact our Greystanes FC MPIO or the Granville Association (GDSFA) MPIO.

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Coaches, managers & other volunteers

Clubs are obliged and require all volunteers (except as listed below) who work with or supervise children to apply for a Working With Children Check.

Parent Volunteers

As with other state and territory models, the NSW Working With Children Check allows parents to volunteer in activities that involve their own children without needing a Check. However, this is NOT a blanket exemption for all parent volunteers.

"If the work is part of a formal mentoring program or involves intimate personal care of children with a disability, the parent volunteer must get a Check."

There are only two exemptions for parent volunteers:

  1. Volunteering by a parent or close relative of a child in activities for the child’s school, early education service or other educational institution.
  2. Volunteering by a parent or close relative, with a team, program or other activity in which the child usually participates or is a team member.

If the volunteering work fits either of these descriptions, the parent does not need to get at Check. For more information, see the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013.

acronymns

Football Federation Australia
Football NSW (New South Wales)
Granville District Football Referees Association
Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association
Greystanes FC
My Football Club - Football NSW's online portal for player registration.
Holroyd City Council
Member Protection Information Officer

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Enquiries are handled by our Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO).

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car park safety

Stay Alert

We remind all drivers, parents, players and spectators to take care when driving, parking and walking in the vicinity of Parks used by the Club. Please remember that young children will often leap before they look when playing around and we need to be extra careful when around car parks.

There has been reports of vehicles being parked whilst the driver being on their mobile phone or otherwise distracted.

Before opening your door check your mirrors and blind spots for pedestrians, bicycles or other vehicles.

RMS statistics show that more than 25% of pedestrian fatalities occur in darkness between 5pm and 9pm. Fatalities increase from April to July, when the days are shorter and mostly occur on weekdays.

Pedestrian road safety and especially child road safety is the responsibility of the whole community, including drivers, parents, carers and educators.

Never leave children alone in a parked vehicle

Leaving young children alone in vehicles is dangerous.
A child left in a parked vehicle will suffer from dehydration and may even die.
Natural curiousity of a child can lead to other dangers inside the vehicle.

Source:Kids & Traffic

incident report form

Please complete and submit your incident report within 72 hours of the incident occurring.
This form is for reporting all on-field and off-field incidents relating to Greystanes FC only and is sent directly to the Club secretary for review by the Club executive.
If you need assistance with reporting an incident contact our Club MPIO (more MPIO on this page).

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Incident Details

Name(s) of person(s) involved in the incident
and their club(s) and/or association(s)

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