Alcohol Management Policy

Newport Digman Cricket Club
Level 2
Alcohol Management Policy
This policy provides the basis for the responsible use and/or non use of alcohol by the Newport Digman Cricket Club and is seen as fundamental to the aims of the club.
Intoxicated Patrons
      ·Drunk patrons are not permitted to enter the premises
·Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated or drunk
·Drunk patrons will be asked to leave the premises (after appropriate safe transport options are offered)
Underage Drinking
·Alcohol will not be served to persons aged under 18
·Servers and committee members will ask for proof of age whenever necessary or whenever in doubt
·Only photo ID’s will be accepted as ‘proof of age’
Alcohol Alternatives
The Club will ensure the following (where possible):
·Tap water is provided free of charge
·At least four non-alcoholic drinks and one low-alcoholic drink option is always available and are at least 10% cheaper than  full strength drinks
·The club will avoid player prizes and fundraising prizes that have an emphasis on alcohol
Safe Transport
The Club has a (separate) Safe Transport Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy.
Club Trips
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.
Non Compliance
All club committee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non-compliance will be handled according to the following process:
·Explanation of the club policy to the person/people concerned, including identification of the section of policy not being complied with
·Continued non-compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two committee members who will use their discretion as to the action taken, which may include asking the person/ people to leave the club function
Committee Policy Management
The presence of committee members is essential to ensure compliance with this policy. At least two committee members shall be RSA trained, with at least one required to be present at all club functions where alcohol is consumed. Key responsibilities of the duty committee members are to:
·Meet visiting police, cooperate and assist with any inquiries