Saturday , October 31 2020

Alcohol Policy

The important point of this policy is to highlight the risks that players, the Club and the MWCA potentially face by allowing the involvement of alcohol in cricket matches.
These are as follows:

  • The Insurance policy covering the MWCA, the Club and players excludes cover when: “you have been under the influence of alcohol or a drug other than a drug administered or prescribed by and taken in accordance with instructions from a qualified medical practitioner”
  • The ‘Sports Safety Guidelines’ for users of Manly Council facilities states that: “People under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to participate in activities on Council grounds or facilities”.

An incident where injury or damage occurs, and alcohol has been involved, could lead to the cancellation of injury and/or public liability insurance, leaving Club or Association officials exposed to claims of negligence. In addition to these more serious issues, we believe the consumption of alcohol during a match:

  • Negatively affects the performance of players
  • Can inflame contentious situations
  • Creates a poor image for the Club and Association with observers and members of the public
  • Creates an undesirable environment for the involvement of players under 18 years old
  • Does not fit within the ‘Spirit of the Game’.

The policy of Collaroy Plateau Cricket Club is against alcohol consumption by players whilst the game is in progress as per MWCA rules. We have endeavoured to maintain this over the years both within our teams and not tolerating it by others.

CPCC Policy regarding the consumption of Alcohol/Drugs during cricket activities is as follows;

  • CPCC members are not permitted to consume, or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs whilst participating in any official cricket match, or official Club training.
  • Team Captains & Club officials are to ensure that members adhere to the above policy
  • Members found guilty of violating this policy may incur a suspension or loss of Club membership (as decided by the CPCC Disciplinary Committee)
  • CPCC officials are to provide low alcohol drink options where possible at official functions and events

We appreciate that in the past, many players have enjoyed the odd beer or two over a long Saturday afternoon’s cricket. This policy is designed to protect all players, the Club and the Association and to ensure that all involved experience a safe and enjoyable match.