Smoking has been banned in recent times in spectator areas of all sports grounds during organised sport events. The new legislation applies to all sports grounds whether Council owned, Public or Privately owned and operated.
The following policies should be applied to all football-related events (including matches and social functions):
a) No smoking shall occur at or near any sporting event or competition involving persons under the age of 18, and this Policy applies to all coaches, players, trainers, officials and volunteers;
b) Social functions shall be smoke free, with smoking permitted at designated outdoor smoking areas;
c) Coaches, officials, trainers, volunteers and players will refrain from smoking and remain smoke free while involved in an official capacity for any of the Governing Bodies, Club or representative team, on and off the field.