Child Protection Policy
Life Membership Policy
Any member of Marton Soccer Club may nominate another member for life membership. Such a nomination must be properly seconded.
Life membership is determined solely by the Committee of Marton Soccer Club. A nomination for life membership requires the agreement of at least five of the:
- Vice President (Seniors)
- Vice President (Juniors)
- Senior Registrar
- Junior Registrar
If any of the above executive mentioned above is vacant, then the consensus required would be two fewer than the total number of this group plus three other Committee people.
The sole criterion for conferring Life Membership to non-playres will be a minimum of five years distinguished service to Marton Soccer Club in any capacity as judged by the committee.
Life membership might also be conferred for twenty years of playing soccer for Marton Soccer Club.
Grading and Registration Policy
1. The numbers of players in each team will be restricted to the numbers of players permitted to take the field plus two reserves for U6 - U8 & three reserves for U9. The number of players in a team can only be increased at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
2. Grading days will be held for all teams if there is sufficient numbers to make up more than one team with reserves. In the event there is too many players for a team but not sufficient numbers to make up another, registrations will be accepted on the following basis:
- a. Previous year’s players will be given priority whenever possible.
- b. Players returning to the club will then be considered.
- c. New players to the club will fill any remaining spots.
- d. Performance of the players during the grading day selection process.
3. Players unable or unwilling to Grade will be allocated to a team at the discretion of the Grading Committee and Executive Committee.
4. Grading days will not be held for age groups with only one team.
5. Players cannot be considered for grading until they have paid their Registration fees.
6. The Executive Committee will have the final word on all matters relating to registrations and grading and has the discretion to make decisions outside these guidelines.
Injury Reporting Procedure
INJURY REPORTING PROCEDURE July 1998
Marton Soccer Club carries insurance on behalf of players and officials as part of the registration process through the Sutherland Shire Junior Soccer Football Association. This insurance provides cover in the general areas of medical expenses, accident support and public liability.
We need the help of all Ground Control, Coaches and Managers to ensure that all injuries are reported correctly and promptly, even if they do not seem serious at the time. Failure to inform the necessary parties may result in the insurers denying future claims.
The following procedure is to be followed in the event of an injury occurring during a match or training session:
REPORTING AN INJURY
1.The Coach / Manager are to advise the Committee ground control person on duty that there has been an injury.
2.It is the responsibility of the Coach / Manager to submit the accident form, available from Ground Control (small white form). Ideally with the match report - or direct to the association at Bates Drive no later than 72 hours after the accident. This applies to both home and away games.
3.The Coach / Manager is also to provide details to the Club Secretary of any injuries whether home or away. A book is located on the clubhouse notice board for the Coach / Manager to record details of such injures, both at home and away.
4.The Club Secretary will provide an accident claim form for the injured player (large 4 page blue and white form)
5.Within 30 days of the injury the completed claim form MUST be returned to the Secretary to sign, who in turn will submit to the association.
6.Any queries regarding the procedure or claims may be directed to the Marton Club Secretary.
Failure to adhere to the above procedure may prevent the acceptance of any claim by the Association or the insurance company.
It is incumbent on all club officials to ensure that the system works, and timely communication is the key. As with all insurance there are excesses and conditions such that not all costs will be met, but it must be reported correctly to enable any claim to proceed.
If in doubt about an injury report it anyway.
Secretary of Marton Soccer Club