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Busselton Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) is committed to the responsible service and consumption of alcohol. This alcohol policy outlines the Association’s expectations of behaviour for all members, coaches, officials, parents and players. In becoming a member, coach, official, parent or player of this club, you agree to abide by this policy and understand that any breaches of the approved service of alcohol or inappropriate behaviour that results from excessive consumption of alcohol will result in BABA taking disciplinary action.

Responsibilities of BABA members, coaches, officials, parents, and players

  • Do not arrive at a home or away game under the influence of alcohol
  • Do not bring alcohol to games • Do not consume alcohol if you are aged under 18
  • Do not supply alcohol to intoxicated team members or anyone aged under 18
  • Do not encourage others to drink excessively or take part in team bonding activities that involve excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Do not spike another person’s drink
  • Do not wear a club shirt/uniform to a licensed venue
  • Do not display pictures of alcohol related behaviour on social media in Club uniforms or at Club events

Whilst BABA will undertake to educate club members, coaches, officials, parents, and players about the alcohol policy through promotion on its website / social media and e mail, it is the responsibility of each individual to access this information.

BABA members, coaches, officials, parents, and players are expected to comply by the responsibilities outlined in this alcohol policy and any breaches can result in the BABA taking disciplinary action. This action can include the member, coach, official, parent or player being asked to leave the courts by the Court Coordinator, BABA Committee member or a staff member of the GLC.



Serving Alcohol

The guidelines for serving alcohol on Grand final weekend, are to ensure the safety and well-being of every person that attends. Alcohol will be served in accordance with the BABA’s values and requirements of the club’s liquor licence, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Alcohol will only be consumed in licensed areas (change rooms are not a licensed area)
  • Alcohol will only be served in standard drink measures
  • An Approved Manager will be on duty when the bar is open
  • As per the licensing requirements, the Approved Managers name will be displayed
  • Bar staff will be Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) trained
  • A BABA Committee member with RSA training, will be available to support bar staff if required
  • Bar staff will not consume alcohol whilst on shift
  • Free drinking water will be provided when the bar is open
  • Persons aged under 18 will not be allowed behind the bar under any circumstances
  • The liquor licence will be displayed at the bar
  • As per liquor licence requirements, an incident register will be kept behind the bar

Conduct Expectations

  • BABA members, coaches, officials, parents, and players accept responsibility for their own behaviours and use judgement

Intoxicated Patrons

  • Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated
  • Signs of intoxication include slurred speech, impaired balance, poor coordination, reduced inhibition, becoming aggressive or belligerent, and exhibiting inappropriate behaviour and it is reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the impairment results from the consumption of alcohol
  • Bar staff will follow procedures provided in their RSA training for dealing with and refusing alcohol to intoxicated patrons, this includes refusing to serve alcohol to any patron they believe is becoming intoxicated
  • Approved Manager on duty will not overrule a decision made by bar staff to refuse service to a patron
  • Patrons will not supply alcohol to any other person who is intoxicated or who has been refused service by bar staff
  • Intoxicated patrons will be asked to leave the club. They will be offered a call to a taxi or family member (as per RSA requirements)

Underage Drinking

  • No alcohol will be sold or supplied to a person aged under 18
    • Only one of the following approved forms of photographic ID will be accepted o Current Australian driver’s licence with a photograph
    • Current passport o Proof of Age Card or Photo Card issued by any Australian state or territory
    • Australian Learner Driver Permit card with a photograph.
  • Staff will request proof of age of any person they believe to be aged under 18
  • Staff may also request proof of age of any person should they look to be under 25

 Safe Transport

  • Taxi phone numbers will be displayed in the courts when alcohol is served

Promoting The Responsible Consumption Of Alcohol

  • Alcohol advertising will only appear at the bar
  • Clubs are to consider options other than alcohol to be used as prizes/awards
  • Food, including healthy options, will be available when the bar is open
  • Low or non-alcohol drinks priced considerably cheaper
  • No advertising, promotion or serving of alcohol will occur at junior events
  • No smoking in licensed areas
  • The club does not endorse any celebrations, functions or end of season events that involve excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Unlimited alcohol will not be included

Non Compliance

  • 2 BABA Committee members will provide an explanation of the section of policy not being complied with, to persons involved in non-compliance of this policy
  • Continued non-compliance will involve the person been asked to leave the function


The Busselton Amateur Basketball Association Alcohol Policy has been written in consultation with Good Sports and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.


Please view the attached document, BABA Alcohol Policy.


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