Alcohol Management Policy
Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club
This policy provides the basis for the responsible use of alcohol by the KINGSTON HAWTHORN CRICKET CLUB and is seen as fundamental to the aims of the club.
The club recognises the importance of holding a liquor licence, enabling it to generate income and hold social functions. In doing so however, we accept the responsibilities and expectations of the community in adhering to liquor licensing laws and the criteria of the Good Sports program.
To ensure the aims of the club are upheld and that alcohol is managed responsibly by the club and its members, the following requirements will apply when alcohol is served at the club or during a club function.
The club recognises that alcohol is not the only revenue stream available and actively encourages the sales of alternative products to that of alcohol.
Bar staff shall encourage members and visitors to make alternate safe transport arrangements if they are considered to exceed .05 blood alcohol concentration (or .00 if probationary driver)
The club has a (separate) Smoke Free Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy.
The 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 aims of the club.
All club committee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non-compliance, particularly in relation to Licencing Laws and will be handled according to the following process:
Committee Policy Management
The presence of committee members is essential to ensure the operation of the bar and compliance with this policy. At least one committee member who is RSA trained is required to be present at all club functions when the bar is open.
Key responsibilities of the duty committee member(s) are to:
The Club will promote the alcohol management policy regularly by:
The Club recognises the importance of educating club members, particularly players, about the benefits of an alcohol management policy and will endeavour to provide information to assist this process.
The Club will actively participate in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program with an ongoing priority to maintain Level 3 accreditation.
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.
John R Noonan
18 May 2017
Next policy review date is: 18/5/2018