Responsible Service of Alcohol
Mount Lilydale Old Collegians Football Club
Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy
The service of alcohol at the MLOCFC will be treated as a privilege and not a right. The MLOCFC reserves the right to refuse service to any person or persons who are:
- Displaying unruly or dangerous behaviour, or are
Intoxication is defined by the Victorian Governments Department of Justice as:
“A person is in a state of intoxication if his or her speech, balance, co-ordination or behaviour is noticeably affected and that there are reasonable grounds for believing that this is the result of the consumption of liquor”.
MLOCFC will at all times endeavour to meet affiliate, community, sponsor, client and club expectations by adhering to the basic convention of responsible service of alcohol as set out by the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 and Victorian Amateur Football Association rules.
1. DO NOT serve anyone who is UNDERAGE:
- This includes third party buying. Any person within the club that is buying alcohol for an underage person or persons will be refused further service of alcohol for an indefinite period as decided by the MLOCFC committee.
2. DO NOT serve any person who is INTOXICATED:
- Persons showing signs of intoxication will not be served alcohol
- MLOCFC will wherever possible and or practical make food available when alcohol is being served
- MLOCFC will encourage young person’s to moderate their alcohol intake and offer alternatives non-alcoholic beverages
- MLOCFC will ensure a phone is available for all persons wishing to book a taxi or organise alternative means of transport
- MLOCFC will call on the assistance of an individual’s friends, family and the football leadership group to assist in the smooth workings of this policy
3. MLOCFC will not promote alcohol trademarks or franchises through functions or social activities:
- This rule does not apply to club sponsors or the use of their logo’s on club advertising materials who comply with the basic principles of responsible service of alcohol and have an ongoing relationship with the club;
- But rather to promoters of alcoholic trademarks that provide no medium to long term value for the MLOCFC and where it is reasonably presumed their promotion is for the sale of their product only.