The Vermont Cricket Club has an ongoing commitment to responsible alcohol management and in September 2012 was awarded Level 2 accreditation under the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.
The program provides leadership and support to community sports clubs throughout Australia to manage alcohol responsibly. It aims to help clubs become more viable by creating a safe and friendly environment whilst addressing their duty of care obligations in relation to alcohol consumption. It is the first nationwide alcohol management program of its kind.
As part of Level 2 accreditation, we will implement practices around responsible alcohol management including the development of transport strategies to ensure our members get home safely. Our facilities will be smoke-free and the emphasis for player awards, fundraising, prizes and functions will not be alcohol. Food will be provided when alcohol is served and we will sell a variety of low and non-alcoholic drinks and all senior bar staff will be RSA trained.
We are confident our efforts will continue to improve the environment at the Vermont Cricket Club. We are working to ensure the Club is a great place to participate and socialise for all members of our Vermont community.
The Club will be regularly monitored to ensure we comply with the program. It is the responsibility of all our members to make sure we do the right thing when drinking and enjoying ourselves.
The Good Sports program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and is supported by VicHealth, TAC, Department of Health (Vic) and the Department of Health and Ageing.
Click here to view our Level 2 Accreditation Certificate
Click here to view our Safe Smoking Policy
Click here to view our Safe Transport Policy
For more information about the program, you are invited to contact any member of the Senior Club Committee.