Wide open spaces, natural resources and an active community. Sport holds a special place in the life of Manly residents.
Manly Council owns and maintains eight sporting fields used by clubs, associations, schools, organised groups for sporting activities and passive recreation.
In the interests of community sports safety and injury prevention, Manly Council has developed the following Sports Safety Guidelines for all users of Manly Council's sporting facilities.
All users of Manly Council sporting facilities must adhere to the following sports safety requirements. In addition, users MUST adhere to the Safety Policies and Guidelines (including Codes of Behaviour) recommended by the governing body for their specific sport.
Provide council with contact details of a representative at the start of every season who will be the nominated contact person for the length of the season. The person will be responsible for ensuring that the Sports Safety Guidelines are implemented by the group/club. This person will be expected to:
- Attend (or nominate a proxy to attend) an Induction and Training Workshop at the start of each season
- Report any significant incidents or injury to Manly Council
- Be available to liaise with Council about safety and ground/facilities maintenance and management issues as required.
Public Liability Insurance
- Ensure the user group/club maintains a current Public Liability Insurance Policy for a minimum of $10,000,000.
- These should be of Playing Surface and Facilities
- Remove minor safety hazards before use
- Ensure all fittings and fixtures are safe before use
- Notify Manly Council's Contractor of safety hazards requiring Council attenti
Grounds/facility should not be used if safety hazards cannot be rectified, or if the inspection indicates the ground/facility is unsafe to use.
- comply with Manly Council wet weather line phone (02) 9976 1699
- suspend or cancel play during adverse weather conditions, including electrical storms and excessively heavy rain
Emergency Action Plan
- ensure access to a telephone at all times
- ensure designated clear and unlocked access for emergency vehicles at all times
- have appropriate strategies for dealing with head and spinal injury
- notify Manly Council of any significant injuries or other incidents.
- comply with all relevant Child Protection legislation in NSW
It is strongly recommended that users of Manly Council sporting grounds ensure the following:-
- A fully stocked First Aid Kit, including ice packs, is on site and available at all times
- A qualified First Aid Provider (with knowledge of CPR) is in attendance at all competitions and training
- Referees, Umpires, Coaches & Officials have appropriate and up to date qualifications
- Players wear appropriate protective equipment and/or clothing at all competitions and training. This equipment should be properly fitted and comply with relevant standards
- Bleeding injuries are promptly and appropriately managed to prevent or minimise the spread of infection
- Players complete adequate and appropriate warm-up, stretching and cool-down exercises at all competitions and training
- Clean drinking water and individual drink containers are always available
- Spectators are adequately separated from the playing area
- Relevant medical and injury history information is collected from players at the start of the season and is updated throughout the season. Coaches and officials should be made aware of any players with specific medical or injury conditions (eg. asthma, epilepsy, infection, back injury, etc)
- Appropriate action is taken to protect players, spectators and officials from over-exposure to the sun
- Appropriate steps are taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases
- People under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to participate in any activity on Council grounds or facilities
Manly Council conducts occasional audits of user's compliance with these requirements to monitor their implementation. Failure to comply with the minimum requirements may result in the suspension of the users access to grounds and facilities.
Sports lighting can affect our neighbours and sporting users should be aware and make sure that lights are switched off when fields are not in use or if users finish early.
- Wet Weather Line (02) 9976 1699
- Manly Council (General) (02) 9976 1500
- Manly Council's Contractors Greeh Horticulture Group (02) 9679 2555 or mobile 0434 159 459
- Manly and Graham's Reserve Green Option mobile 0413 023 751
- Emergency 000
- Manly Hospital (02) 9976 9611
- Sports Medicine Australia (NSW) Phone (02) 660 4333
- NSW Department of Sport and Recreation Phone 13 13 02
- Sports Medicine Australia
- Accident Compensation Corporation (NZ Residents only)