Clubs need policies and procedures for a number of reasons. Policies formalise and document the club’s rules and procedures and they can be used as a reference in case a dispute or a controversial incident occurs.
Policies also provide a how-to guide for the committee and members and is particularly useful when new committee members or volunteers come on board. Documented policies and procedures are critical components to a football club’s risk management plan.
These policies will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.