St Michaels Sporting Association (to which SMFC is affiliated) has a Member Protection Policy which aims to ensure our core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained. It assists us in ensuring that every person involved in our sport is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from abuse.
This policy also ensures that everyone involved in our sport is aware of his or her legal and ethical rights and responsibilities. This policy also reflects our support and implementation of the sport industry principles and values outlined in The Essence of Australian Sport – principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety.
The policy attachments provide the procedures that support our commitment to eliminating discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from our sport. As part of this commitment, SMFC and the NSFA will take disciplinary action against any person or organisation bound by this policy if they breach it.
Any questions about the Member Protection Policy can be directed our Member Protection Information Officer MPIO@stmfc.org.au
More information can be found on the NSW Football Member Protection website
Working with Children
The WWC Check is a NSW State Government requirement that applies to persons who work or volunteer with children (aged under 18 years).
It is a process that now requires people who work or volunteer with children to hold a WWC Number that shows they have had a WWC Check and are cleared to work with children with NSW. This includes all coaches, managers and committee members.
Before you volunteer you should obtain your WWC, this can be done through Service NSW