National Community Football Policy Handbook

The National Community Football Policy Handbook includes community football policies across four key areas: eligibility and registration; member protection and integrity; health and safety; and disciplinary.

Please click on any of the links below to go directly to the Policy Handbook and then use the links within the Policy Handbook to go directly to any specific section. 

Part A – General provisions

Part A includes the following sections:
•    Definitions and interpretation
•    Application of Policy Handbook 

Part B – Eligibility and Registration

Part B includes the following sections:
•    Player registration and transfers 
•    Age dispensation 
•    Coach accreditation
•    Umpire accreditation 
•    Deregistration
•    Gender Diversity (participation of transgender and non-binary people) 

Part C – Member Protection and Integrity

Part C includes the following sections:
•    Member protection
•    Vilification and discrimination
•    Safeguarding Children and Young People
•    Social Media
•    Gambling and match fixing
•    Respect and responsibility
•    Anti-doping

Part D – Health and Safety

Part D includes the following sections:
•    Injury management
•    Protective equipment 
•    Extreme weather
•    Concussion
•    Pregnant players
•    Infectious diseases and active bleeding

Part E – Disciplinary

Part E includes the following sections:
•    Reportable Offences
•    Policy Breaches 
•    Disciplinary Officer
•    Tribunal
•    Appeal Board

Appendices:
•    Appendix 1 – Reportable offences
•    Appendix 2 – Example Reportable Offences 
•    Appendix 3 – Incident Referral Form
•    Appendix 4 – Notice of Charge
•    Appendix 5 – Complaint Submission Form 
•    Appendix 6 – Notice of Breach
•    Appendix 7 – Notice of Appeal 
•    Appendix 8 – Citation Notice 
•    Appendix 9 – Serious Criminal Offences 
•    Appendix 10 – Non-exhaustive list of examples of disabilities
•    Appendix 11 – Categories of Protective Equipment 
•    Appendix 12 – Medical Report Template 
•    Appendix 13 – Standard Player Declaration 
•    Appendix 14 – Revision History