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SMOKEFREE SIDELINES POLICY

Overview

 

Hungerford Town Juniors Football Club are proud to be a Smokefree Sidelines club. Research shows that children and young people who see adults using tobacco can make them think that it is normal, acceptable, or OK to smoke.

 

Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children and young people, as their bodies are still developing. As a sports club, we encourage all our members and supporters to be active and healthy.

 

Giving up smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your own health and the health of those around you. That’s why we want to create a supportive environment for all our members and supporters who want to quit, and to reduce the likelihood of our children and young people taking up smoking themselves.

 

Who is affected by the Policy?

 

This policy applies to all children and adults registered with the club, administrators, officials, coaches, parents, and visitors to our clubs designated playing area, including public parks and pitches.

 

Promotion of the Policy

 

The club agree to promote the club’s status as a Berkshire Smokefree Sidelines Club, using the following outlets which supports the positive messaging around smoking:

  • Non-smoking signs

  • Club handbook

  • Advertising and promotional resources (eg brochures, newspaper ads etc)

  • Club correspondence (letters, faxes, e-mails etc)

  • Announcements

  • Function speeches

 

Behavioural expectations

 

The club understand that we are role models for children and young people who choose to participate in our club activities, therefore coaches, trainers, officials, club/match officials, volunteers, players, and spectators will refrain from smoking in the following conditions:

  • Whilst on the side lines of the pitch/park

  • When they are acting in an official capacity for the club, supervising children

 

E-Cigarettes/Vaping

 

The clubs Smoke Free Sidelines policy is also applied to E-cigarettes/Vaping which are also prohibited from being used on the sidelines.

 

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