Club Tobacco Policy

Overview

The Doncaster Baseball Club (DBC) recognises that exposure of non-smokers to environmental tobacco smoke (passive smoking) is hazardous to health and that non-smokers should be protected.

Passive smoking can lead to serious illnesses in adults such as bronchitis, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Children can also develop chest illnesses and asthma from exposure to tobacco smoke.

Accordingly, the following policy has been developed by DBC to protect the health of all concerned.

The move to introduce a strict smoke free policy complements the DBC’s desire to create a healthy family and community friendly environment, will be advantageous in attracting new members, as well as positively promoting the club in the community.

Timing

This policy is effective from November 17, 2010.

Smoking & Chewing Tobacco

No-Smoking Policy

DBC strictly prohibits members, administrators, officials, coaches, players, families and volunteers from smoking whilst in official club uniform.

Chewing Tobacco

The use of Chewing Tobacco by any DBC member, administrator, official, coach, player, or guest whilst on the Deep Creek Facility, in official club uniform, or in an official capacity of the club, is strictly prohibited.

Any person found breaching these above rules risk fine from DBC, and Baseball Victoria.

Deep Creek Reserve Playing Grounds & Facilities - Designated Smoke-free Areas

The Doncaster Baseball Club requires the following areas of the Deep Creek grounds/facilities to be Smoke-free:

  • Inside the Doncaster club rooms
  • All paved areas outside the Doncaster club rooms
  • A ten metre radius covering the following areas:
    • Any open door of the Doncaster club rooms
    • Bar & canteen windows
    • Playing infield, including dugouts
    • Batting tunnel
    • Any fixed seating

Permitted Areas

Smoking is permitted in the following areas of the Deep Creek grounds/facilities only:

  • Behind Clubrooms
  • Car parks (quarry and club)
  • Right field line past the portable batting net

Behavioural Expectations

Adherence to the designated Smoke-Free Areas policy applies to:

  • Doncaster Baseball Club members, administrators, officials, coaches, players, families and volunteers
  • Visiting teams, players and their guests.

Any person found breaching these rules will be asked to leave the premises. 

Queries  For any queries, please contact DBC via email @ doncasterbaseballclub@yahoo.com.au