CLUB POLICIES & INFORMATION

Our Mission

The mission of our club is to provide a positive and enjoyable environment for our children to develop physical and social skills through their participation in Australian Rules football within our local Hills community

Our Constitution

New OFCJFC Constitution

A new constitution was adopted at the Special General Meeting held on June 23rd, 2013 and formally reviewed and approved by Consumer Affairs Victoria.

As per the advice received from CAV, the new rules officially became effective as from July 8th, 2013.

 

New Constitution Approved by CAV

The club has now received advice that the new constitution has been formally reviewed and approved by Consumer Affairs Victoria.  The new rules have become effective as from July 8th, 2013. 

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Draft Constitution Adopted

At the Special General Meeting of the OFCJFC held on June 23rd 2013, the members of the club voted to adopt the proposed new constitution as had been prepared and published by the committee. The new set of rules will now be forwarded to the responsible State Government body (Consumer Affairs Victoria) for formal review and approval. Once approved by CAV, the new constitution will come into effect.

All going well, the club expects that CAV approval will be received in time for this year’s AGM, expected to be held in the August / September period (date tba).

Members will be kept advised of progress and any other news in relation to this process through this website.

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Summary Of Proposed Additions / Amendments

In preparation for the Special General Meeting held on June 23rd (see below), the club prepared a summary of the additions and amendments that were made to the new model rules in our new club constitution.   Please follow the link above to view this summary.

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Notice of Special General Meeting – June 23rd, 2013

All members of the Olinda-Ferny Creek Junior Football Club Inc. (OFCJFC) are advised that a Special General Meeting of the OFCJFC will be held at the clubrooms, Coonara Road Olinda, at 5.00pm, Sunday 23rd June, 2013.

Agenda:

To consider and adopt a new club constitution.

Notice of Special Resolution:

The following Special Resolution will be put to the meeting:-

“That the club adopts a new constitution, based upon the revised Model Rules as specified in the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and Associations Incorporation Reform Regulations 2012, with appropriate additions and modifications as proposed and agreed at this meeting.”

Supporting Information:

As previously advised to club members, following recent legislative changes introduced by the state government in November 2012, the club is now proposing to update its constitution to better suit our current structures and practices

In accordance with the relevant legislation and existing club rules, changes to the club’s constitution require the passing of a Special Resolution at a Special General Meeting of the club by a majority of at least 75% of the members voting at the meeting. No proxies are allowed, all votes must be cast in person.

A proposed new constitution has been drafted by the committee and is available for review and comment by members. A copy of the proposed new constitution may be downloaded from the club’s website (http://olindafernycreekjfc.vcfl.com.au/). A copy of the proposed new constitution may also be obtained by contacting the Secretary.

All members are requested to review the draft new constitution and to attend and participate in this important meeting.

Any comments or questions in relation to this process or the draft constitution should be directed to OFCJFC President, Ian Taylor, in the first instance.

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Registrations

Player Registration For OFCJFC Teams

All registrations are online, please click ‘REGISTER’ button.  You will need an  email address and then follow the prompts.

There are no more paper registrations. Older SportTG profiles are no longer accessible. From 2022, PlayHQ profiles will be created – however – if a player has registered on SportsTG previously, their profiles will transfer over to PlayHQ once registered on the new website.

All players are required to complete a medical form and send or hand a copy to their Team Manager before the commencement of training each season.

Should you have any problems or questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to contact Kylie Gilson (Registration Coordinator) by email kylietgilson@gmail.com

Player Development Policy

Introduction

As outlined in the club’s Mission Statement, Olinda Ferny Creek Junior Football Club strives to inspire and develop all players’ football skills and to promote positive personal values and a healthy lifestyle.

To support the achievement of these objectives the club has developed the Player Development policies contained in this document.

Racial and Religious Tolerance Policy

Racial and Religious Tolerance Policy

Introduction

AFL Victoria supports the principle that no individual should be denied access to participation in football because of their race or religion. In support of this objective, AFL Victoria has developed the “Bouncing Racism out of Sport” program in partnership with the Department for Victorian Communities.

One of the resources developed through this program is a DVD containing additional information and supporting material relating to this subject. AFL Victoria has provided a copy of this DVD to member bodies, including our club.

Any club member who wishes to view the content of this DVD is invited to contact the club executive who will be happy to make this resource available upon request.

For any further information on this subject, please visit the AFL Victoria website.

OFCJFC Policy

The OFCJFC Racial and Religious Tolerance Policy is consistent with the aims and principles of the Bouncing Racism out of Sport program and equivalent AFL Victoria policies.

COVID Safe Plan

About the COVID Safe Plan

The Community Sport and Recreation (CSR) COVIDSafe Plan has been developed to support the community sport and recreation sector prepare to safely open and operate in accordance with the easing of restrictions, while also ensuring the public feels confident that their health and safety is being protected.

Management of Concussion

Management of Concussion

OFCJFC takes the management of concussion very seriously. As the welfare of our children remains our sole focus, we will continue to adopt the AFL slogan of “If in doubt, sit them out.”

The AFL provides guidelines for concussion recognition and early management in community football with specific provisions for children aged 5-17 years.

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.

OFCJFC will be following the guidelines as outlined in the AFL’s “The Management of Concussion in Australian Football” 2017 Document.

Information in the link attached.

Player Injury Claim Form

Player Injury Claim Form

The Player Injury Claim Form is a downloadable document. Please read this form carefully and print, and please contact the club Secretary for any assistance required, including the required signatures on behalf of the OFCJFC.

*PLEASE NOTE – the OFCJFC strongly recommends that families take out ambulance cover. For those families who don’t have coverage, you will liable for call out charges, however a portion of these charges can be reimbursed via the lodging of this claim form. Our club carries the “Bronze” policy.

Smoke Free Policy

Introduction

• Environmental (second-hand) tobacco smoke is a health hazard and that nonsmokers should be protected from it.

• Role modelling can have a significant impact upon the junior members of the club.

• Smoke free areas make smoking less visible and less socially acceptable.

• Smoke free areas support smokers who are trying to quit as well as reduce their overall cigarette consumption.

• Outdoor smoke free areas help to reduce the amount of cigarette butt litter (reducing clean-up costs, fire risk and children’s health risk due to swallowing discarded butts).

• Smoke free environments are advantageous in attracting new members as well as positively promoting the club in the community.

Safe Transport Policy

Introduction

• It has a duty of care to all members and visitors involved in club-related activities

• Mixing drugs (including prescription medication) with other drugs or alcohol can seriously affect the ability to drive safely

• Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is illegal and hazardous to individuals and the wider community

• Drink driving is one of the main causes of road deaths in Australia

• It takes one hour for each standard drink of alcohol consumed to be broken down by the liver

• It takes considerable time until a person can legally and safely drive home if they have consumed over the recommended levels of alcohol.

Accordingly, the following safe transport policy shall apply for all functions undertaken by the club that involve the serving and/or consumption of alcohol.

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