Code of Conduct

Knox Football Netball Club (KFNC) is a family friendly club that takes pride in fostering a community sports environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We recognise, respect and defend the rights of all and we promote an environment where the safety of all participants, especially children, is assured.

As such, all KFNC activities, including matches and social events, will be conducted in a manner that ensures everyone is able to enjoy these occasions in an environment where they feel safe and respected.

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Illegal Drug Policy

The Knox Football Netball Club understands and accepts it has a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy environment, free of illegal drugs. This policy reflects a commitment by the club to the health, safety and welfare of all its members. This policy has been approved by the Committee of Knox Football Netball Club.

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The Fair Play Code

The Fair Play Code encourages appropriate standards of behaviour to enable every Victorian to be involved in safe, welcoming and inclusive sport and active recreation. The Code is guided by the five principles of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Fairness, and Responsibility. It provides an overview of the expected behaviours for everyone involved in sport and active recreation in Victoria.

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Alcohol Policy

This policy aims to provide a basis for the responsible use of alcohol by the Knox Football Netball Club and is seen as fundamental to the aims of the club. The club recognises the importance in holding a liquor license in the value it adds to the club, enabling it to generate income and hold social functions, but in doing so the club also accepts the responsibilities and expectations of the community in strictly adhering to the liquor licensing laws. To ensure the aims of the club are upheld and that the club and its members manage alcohol responsibly, the following requirements will apply when alcohol is served at the club or during a club function.

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Safe Transport Policy

The Knox Football Netball Club recognises that on occasions alcohol may be served at special functions and that as a club we are responsible for the safety of our members. In doing so the club shall ensure our members are aware of this policy and are encouraged to make alternative transport arrangements when consuming alcohol at such functions. 

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Smoke Free Policy

The Knox Football Netball Club recognises that passive smoking is hazardous to health and those non-smoking club members and visitors have the right to be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke. This includes vapes and e-cigarettes.

Accordingly, the following policy shall apply to all club facilities, functions, meetings and activities undertaken by the club and will apply to all members, officials, players and club visitors.

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Concussion Policy

Following the introduction of the new concussion management guidelines for the 2013 AFL season, the AFL Medical Officers Association has produced guidelines for community football. The guidelines are for trainers, first-aid providers, coaches, umpires, club officials and parents and should be understood and followed by all parties for the benefit and welfare of the players. Knox Football Netball Club adheres to these guidelines.

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