The 2015 season is drawn to an end and although our on-field results did not meet our objective and in fact sees us being relegated to Division 2 next year there are still positives and opportunities that can be taken from the season.
Off the field, we saw the partnering of two new sponsors in Doncaster Hyundai and Frames Now, the formation of our Women’s team subcommittee and player run events raising critical funds for the club. Our coterie group, The Bullant 100 Club hosted a very successful business lunch with Jonathan Brown.
It is important to reflect on the season and to put the plans in place for 2016 as early as possible. We will be conducting a series of reviews over the coming months to assist in the planning and as always would like to hear from our members with relation to their thoughts on improving our club.
Those of you wishing to become involved in any way should not hesitate in contacting me or a member of the current committee. Your club needs your input and assistance if we are going to take steps to progress on and off the field.
Our next major event is our Club’s Presentation Night to be held at The Centre – Ivanhoe on September 11 and for details please see the Social Function section of our website.
We will be releasing important announcements from now until Christmas and look forward to your support as we prepare for the 2016 season.
Harry Harisiou – President
Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club has an ongoing commitment to responsible alcohol management and is working towards Level 2 accreditation under the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.
The program provides leadership and support to community sports clubs throughout Australia to manage alcohol responsibly. It aims to help clubs become more viable by creating a safe and friendly environment whilst addressing their duty of care obligations in relation to alcohol consumption. It is the first nationwide alcohol management program of its kind.
As part of Level 2 accreditation, we will implement practices around responsible alcohol management including the development of transport strategies to ensure our members get home safely. Our facilities will be smoke-free and the emphasis for player awards, fundraising, prizes and functions will not be alcohol. Food will be provided when alcohol is served and we will sell a variety of low and non-alcoholic drinks and all bar staff will be RSA trained.
We are confident our efforts will continue to improve the environment at the Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club. We are working to ensure the Club is a great place to participate and socialise for all members of our community.
The Club will be regularly monitored to ensure we comply with the program. It is the responsibility of all our members to make sure we do the right thing when drinking and enjoying ourselves.
The Good Sports program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and is supported by VicHealth, TAC, Department of Health (Vic) and the Department of Health and Ageing.
For more information about the program contact the committee.