Excessive sun exposure can have an immediate negative impact on performance and hydration, and can cause painful sunburn.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation also increases the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.
Approximately 1600 Australians die every year from skin cancer yet it is a preventable disease.
The actions explained in this policy can help to reduce the harmful effects of exposure to UV radiation.
Football clubs have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for everyone involved in football activities.
Providing a safe sporting environment includes protecting people from the harmful effects of UV radiation.