By law, smoking is banned within 10 metres of outdoor sporting venues during under 18s events in Victoria from 1 April 2014.
Where does the ban apply?
Smoking is banned within 10 metres (about two car lengths) of a sporting venue that is an outdoor public place during an organised underage sporting event. This includes training or practice sessions to prepare for an organised underage sporting event, and breaks or intervals during the course of the event, training or practice session.
The ban applies to outdoor dining and drinking areas within 10 metres of an outdoor public sporting venue during an organised underage sporting event or training session.
What penalties might apply?
The maximum penalty for someone breaking this law is five penalty units, with an infringement penalty of one penalty unit.
As of 1 July 2013, a penalty unit is valued at $144.36.= $721.80 FINE
For more information call the Tobacco Information Line on 1300 136 775.
To view the legislation visit and search Tobacco Act 1987.
At Caroline Springs Football Club we provide a safe and fun environment for all children.
We understand that training nights and times may clash with work, other children and life in general- If you do need to leave the training ground at any time can you please make sure the coach or team manager if appointed already has a parent/guardians contact details.
We thank you for your cooperation with this; after all, it is your children that are in our care.
Thank you to all that were apart of The Lakers in 2013- Coaches, Team Managers, Water Boys, Trainers- absolutely everyone, especially the parents who put their hands each week to help with scoring, oranges, runners, umpiring, training, umpire escorts and supporting your children every week playing the sport that they love.
A big thank you to all our sponsors for everything you have done for us this year. We hope to see you all back in 2014 for another exciting year of footy.
Have a wonderful Christmas and Very Happy New Year.
From all of us at C.S.F.C :)
If Smartline can assist you with any finance between now and the end of February 2014, we will pay your child's Junior Registration, or if you're a Senior Player, Smartline will sponsor you for the upcoming season which again covers your registration.