Terms of Participation – Players

Terms and Conditions of Participation

Your child’s completed Registration Form and these Terms and Conditions of Participation (which may be amended by the AFL from time to time) are the conditions upon which you agree to allow your child to participate in the NAB AFL Auskick program as described at www.aflauskick.com.au (Program).

Safeguarding Children and Young People

The Australian Football League (AFL) is committed to creating an environment where the community can enjoy participation in our activities, events or programs without experiencing abusive, insulting, threatening or other anti-social behaviour.

We call on all parents / carers and other spectators associated with the AFL and related State and Territory entities to:

  • observe and understand our organisation’s Parents / Carers and Spectators Code of Conduct;

  • when necessary, politely and respectfully remind others of their obligations under the Parents / Carers and Spectators Code of Conduct; and

  • in the event of serious or ongoing breaches of the Parents / Carers and Spectators Code of Conduct by another person, to report the matter to a ground or club official so that appropriate action can be taken.

Application to participate

(a)      You warrant that your child is between the ages of 5 and 12 (inclusive) at the time of his or her participation in the Program and agree that you will, if requested by the AFL, provide evidence of your child’s age.

(b)      You must, for each child you are registering:

(i)       complete the online or paper Registration form;

(ii)       pay a fee to the AFL by completing the online credit card section during an online registration, or (where available) pay by cash (Fee);

(iii)      agree that your child understands the Player Code of Behaviour (as set out below); and

(iv)      agree that you understand and will comply with the Parents / Carers and Spectators Code of Conduct (as set out below);

(the Application);

(c)      Subject to sub-paragraph (d) below, the AFL will:

(i)       process Applications until all places in the specified Program are filled; and

(ii)       send you an email confirming your acceptance into the Program;

(d)      The AFL will not:

(i)       process any Application that is incomplete, unclear, or is not accompanied by the Fee;

(ii)       accept any changes to the Application, except for a change of email address or phone number.

Participant benefits

Participants in Community/Club Auskick programs will be mailed his/her Auskick benefits pack after the receipt of the Fee by the AFL.  Where applicable, participants in a school Program will collect their pack from the program staff member.

Limitation of Liability and Release

(a)      You understand that there are inherent risks associated with participation in the Program, which may result in personal injury (even of a serious nature) to a participant and that you fully accept and agree to bear those risks.

(b)      You agree not to bring any claim or proceeding against the AFL for any damage, loss or injury whatsoever that you or your child may suffer from participation in the Program.

(c)      The AFL’s liability to you is limited (at the AFL’s election) to the AFL repaying any amounts paid by you under this Agreement or supplying or resupplying any Program services to which you are entitled in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Participation.

(d)      You understand that as a registered player participating in an AFL (Auskick) program your child is entitled to certain Sports Injury Insurance benefits available at http://afl.jltsport.com.au/auskick.aspx. You accept that the level of cover provided to your child as a player is the level chosen by the AFL and does not include a Medicare “Gap” which cannot be insured. You understand that this covers registered participants only and does not cover parents/guardians or other people attending any activities that form part of the Program.

Cancellation, Refunds and Termination

(a)      Once you have registered and paid for NAB AFL Auskick, a refund will only be provided in the following circumstances:

(i)       The participant has a medical condition which prevents him/her from any further activity (a doctor’s certificate will be required); or

(ii)       The AFL deems that the Program has not been delivered to the reasonable expected standard.

A refund will not be given if the participant has attended more than 50% of scheduled NAB AFL Auskick sessions.

Questions regarding a refund should be directed to NAB AFL Auskick via email (aflauskick@afl.com.au).

If you wish to cancel your Application, you must notify the AFL in writing Following cancellation, you have no entitlement to the participant benefits and will be ineligible for NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year award.

(b)      The AFL is not liable to you for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of the Program or part of the Program being cancelled, postponed or changed.

(c)      The AFL will not replace your participant benefits if lost, stolen or damaged.

(d)      The AFL may terminate your child’s participation in the Program on reasonable grounds at any time, including if your child’s behaviour interferes with another participant’s safety or enjoyment of the Program.

(e)      The AFL may, in its absolute discretion, change a Program or part of a Program, including dates, session times, durations and locations.

Privacy

(a)      Personal information that the AFL collects on Registration is used for the purpose of processing your request for your child’s participation in the Program. The AFL may also use this information to send you AFL and program related information or offers if you have agreed to receive such information during the registration process.

(b)      The AFL may disclose your information to other organisations for the purpose of processing your application, research and development and performance evaluation. These organisations are required to keep your contact details confidential and to use them only for the stated purposes.

(c)      All information supplied to you is subject to the AFL’s Privacy Policy.

Photographs

You consent to the AFL using your child’s name or image (including photographs) in any form or medium for general marketing and promotional activities. If you do not wish to consent to your child’s name and image being used please notify your child’s Auskick Centre.

Player Code of Behaviour

By registering your child in the NAB AFL Auskick competition you agree that your child understands and will adhere to the Player Code of Behaviour:

(a)      Play within the spirit of the game and by the rules of the competition.

(b)      Never argue with a coordinator, coach or volunteer parent/guardian.

(c)      Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another participant.

(d)      Show respect to all participants regardless of their gender, race, ability, colour, religion, language, politics or national or ethnic origin.

Parents / Carers and Spectators Code of Conduct

By registering your child in the NAB AFL Auskick competition you agree that you will adhere to the Parents / Carers and Spectators Code of Conduct:

Your child and other children and young people’s participation and enjoyment in AFL activities, programs or events are our primary consideration. As parents and carers your role is to support these outcomes by:

  • encouraging your child’s participation in a positive manner;

  • not engaging in behaviour that discriminates against any other person on the basis of gender, race, ability, colour, religion, language, politics or national or ethnic origin;

  • not engaging in, or threatening to engage in, violent or physical confrontations with any other person;

  • not encouraging or inciting players to violence, or similar breaches of competition rules or spirit;

  • expressing your support by encouraging the participants and not engaging in behaviour designed to belittle, insult or intimidate, participants, supporters or their officials;

  • never mocking or insulting participants –– when they make a mistake or do not play well;

  • demonstrating good sportsmanship by respecting and acknowledging good play by all participants;

  • respecting and accepting the decisions of officials and not criticising or arguing about decisions during or after the event;

  • recognising the value and importance of volunteers;

  • refraining from smoking or consuming alcohol whilst spectating;

  • following any directions of AFL / AFL State and Territory entity employees, volunteers or other authorised ground staff, including any request to modify your behaviour or to leave the ground following a breach of these guidelines.

Serious or ongoing breaches of these guidelines are not tolerated. Those who breach our guidelines risk being asked to leave the event and/or being prohibited from attending future events.

If you witness or have a concern regarding child abuse, you must report this to the appropriate person(s); such as the NAB AFL Auskick Coordinator or Child Safety Officer. If you believe the child is in immediate danger please call the Police (000).