The Barnstoneworth United Junior Football Club recognises that exposure of non-smokers to environmental tobacco smoke (passive smoking) is hazardous to health and that non-smokers should be protected.
Passive smoking can lead to serious illnesses in adults such as bronchitis, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Children can also develop chest illnesses and asthma from exposure to tobacco smoke. Accordingly, the following policy has been developed to protect the health of all concerned.
Who Does it Apply To
This policy applies to:
- All members,
- Officials, coaches,
- Visitors and
- Volunteers of the Club
Designated Smoke Free Areas
The Club requires the following areas to be smoke free:
- Club and social rooms
- Changing rooms
- Toilet blocks
- Eating areas
- Playing areas
- Near open windows
- Near entries and exits of buildings, facilities and the ground.
We also remind participants that in addition to the above policy, by law, smoking is banned within 10 metres (about two car lengths) of any public outdoor sporting venue during an organised under-18s event.
The ban includes training or practice sessions to prepare for an organised under-age sporting event, and breaks or intervals during the course of the event, training or practice session.
The ban also applies to outdoor dining and drinking areas located within 10 metres of an outdoor sporting venue during an organised under-age sporting event or training session.