Football Terms and Conditions

 

Football Terms and Conditions of Hire for ATPs   

Terms Used in These Conditions:

We, our, us

Means Derby City Council

 

You

Means the hirer, or the person signing the booking application, and the club or organisation you represent

 

Manager

Means the manager of the facility or their nominated representative

 

The Centre

Means the whole of the Centre

 

Premises

Means the part of the Centre booked for hire (Artificial Turf Pitch)

 

Booking

Means the block booking for which the booking is made

 

Hire Period

Means the period the hirer is entitled to use the premises, specified on the official confirmation of the hirer’s booking application or any agreed amendment.

1

 Liability 

1.1

You, as the hirer, are personally responsible for complying with these conditions together with the club or organisation you represent. 

1.2

Before the booking start date, you must complete, sign and return the application form accepting personal responsibility, together with the club or organisation you represent, for compliance with these conditions. 

1.3

We have the right for our employees or agents to enter the Premises during the booking to make sure you comply with these conditions of hire. 

2

Booking Applications 

2.1

We only accept booking applications to use any part of the Centre on the Council’s official booking application form. 

2.2

We may, at our discretion, refuse an application. 

2.3

We will send official confirmation acceptance of your booking to you via email. 

2.4

You may not transfer a booking without the Leisure Bookings team agreement in writing via email beforehand. parksbookingsadmin@derby.gov.uk 

2.5

Any unauthorised transfer of bookings may result in the Leisure Bookings team refusing to accept any future bookings from you. 

3

Cancelling Block Bookings  

 

Council Cancellations

3.1

We may cancel your booking where events beyond our control mean that your booking cannot take place. We will try to give seven days written notice of any cancellation but this may not always be possible, in which case we will give you as much notice as practicable. Where we have cancelled your booking and you have received vat relief, no refund will be available; we will offer you an alternative day. 

3.2

We may cancel your booking if you breach the Conditions of Hire. If we cancel your booking for this reason we will take reasonable steps to minimise our losses, but the hirer will be liable for any reasonable and foreseeable losses that remain. 

 

Hirer Cancellations

3.3

You must give seven days written notice to cancel a session to  parksbookingsadmin@derby.gov.uk.   Where you have cancelled your booking and you have received vat relief, no refund will be available; we are only able to offer you an alternative day. 

3.4

If you do not give seven days notice of the cancellation the Council will take reasonable steps to minimise its losses but the hirer will be liable for any reasonable and foreseeable losses that remain.

 

3.5

Where you are liable to pay our losses we may apply any part payment by you to offset your liability.

 

4

Charges, Part Payments and Payments

 

4.1

The charges for your bookings will be at the scale of charges applicable for the booking period as per your current application. Confirmation of charges for your booking will be included in our booking confirmation to you 

4.2

The Council sets the scale of charges to use the Premises or equipment and has the right to vary the charges. We will try and give at least 4 weeks notice of any increase in charges but this may not always be possible. If as a result of any increase in charges you decide not to go ahead with the booking, any payments already made will be fully refunded.  A copy of the current scale of charges can be obtained from the bookings administrator or the centre manager.  If you are VAT Exempt then there will be no refunds. 

4.3

For all block bookings we will send you an invoice detailing payment dates and amounts. Your invoice must be paid within the timescale outlined on the invoice/booking confirmation.  Please be aware, from 1 April 2015, Derby City Council will no longer accept Cheques for payments. 

4.4

If you do not pay the balance on time we can treat this as a breach of conditions and cancel your booking as set out in clause 3.2. 

5

VAT Relief

 

5.1

Block booking for 10 or more sessions/games/fixtures could be eligible for VAT relief.  The person who is making the booking will have to provide evidence to demonstrate that they meet all the criteria below:

 

Criteria/Condition 

a

The booking is of 10 or more session/game/fixture. 

 

Example evidence: a fully completed application for hire booking form 

b

Each session/game/fixture is for the same sport or activity. 

 

Example evidence: a fully completed application for hire booking form 

c

Each session/game/fixture is in the same place. 

 

Example evidence: a fully completed application for hire booking form 

d

The interval between each session/game/fixture is at least 1 day but not more than 14 days.  The duration of the game/fixture may be varied, however there is no exception for Intervals greater than 14 days through the closure of the facility for any reason. 

 

Example evidence: a fully completed application for hire booking form that provides theCouncil with a list of fixtures/day/time of kick off. 

e

The series of sessions/games/fixtures is to be paid for as a whole and there must bewritten evidence to the fact. This means to qualify for the VAT exemption there canbe no refund given in any circumstances.  To clearly evidence that payment is made infull whether or not the right to use the facility for any specific game/fixture is actuallyexercised. If a game/fixture is cancelled due to unforeseen non-availability of their facility/pitch forexample extreme bad weather would not affect the VAT relief eligibility.  The council willnot give any refunds however it will be in line with point 3.1 above to liaise with the club to agree a new date for the cancelled game/fixture and must meet the conditions with point  d where reasonably practical. 

 

Example evidence: completed application for hire booking form with agreed paymentmechanism, invoice, payment receipt 

f

The facilities are let out to a school, club, association or an organisation representingaffiliated clubs or constituent associations, such as a local league. 

 

Example evidence: completed application for hire booking form with a copy of a letterheaded document confirming affiliation or minutes of club AGM or copy of the club/organisation constitution. 

g

The person to whom the facilities (this could be deemed as one pitch) are hired to hasexclusive use of during the session/game/fixture. 

 

Example evidence: completed application for hire booking form 

6

Hire Period 

6.1

Hiring the Premises does not entitle you to enter or use them at any other time other than the hire period booked and confirmed, unless you arrange this with the Manager beforehand. 

6.2

Access to changing facilities is available 30 minutes before the start of your hire period and should be cleared no more than 30 minutes after your hire period ends. 

6.3

You must return your changing room keys to the manager at the end of your hire period. If they are not returned and the locks require changing you will be charged for the full cost of replacing the locks. 

6.4

Setting up and dismantling equipment must take place within the hire period unless otherwise agreed beforehand with the Manager. 

6.5

If you use the Premises beyond the hire period you will be liable for an additional one-hour charge at the current hourly rate. 

7

Premises and Equipment

 

7.1

You may only use the Premises for the purpose shown on our official booking confirmation unless you get written permission from the Manager beforehand.

 

7.2

During the booking you must comply with the conditions of the Premises Licence and byelaws for the Premises

 

7.3

If your proposed use of the Premises includes an event that is not covered by our insurance we may increase the published charges and impose additional conditions. We will tell you of these additional charges or conditions before a contract is concluded.

 

7.4

You must comply with all reasonable requests made by the manager during your booking.

 

7.5

You must make sure the Premises are clean and tidy at the end of your hire period and all waste and rubbish is collected and put in a refuse bin. No glass bottles should be taken on to the court.

 

7.6

You will be liable for any damage to the Premises or any equipment you use during your hire period unless the damage is the result of our negligence.

 

7.7

Smoking is not permitted on any part of the premises.

 

7.8

You should not wear metal or bladed studs, spikes or football boots on the Artificial Turf Pitch.  Moulds are allowed.

 

8

Image Recording Equipment

 

8.1

The use of image recording equipment in the centre is not permitted, without the permission of the manager. Image recording equipment means Cameras, Video recorders and Mobile phones

 

8.2

If a person is authorised to use recording equipment they are still not permitted to use the equipment in the changing rooms and toilet areas

 

9

Liability for Injury or Lost or Damaged Property

 

9.1

The following provisions set out the extent of the Council’s liability for death or injury to persons or for damage to or loss of property

 

9.2

We will pay fair and reasonable compensation if we cause death or personal injury, or loss of or damage to property as a result of:

  • negligence by us, our staff or agents or
  • breach of any of our statutory or contractual obligations.

We will not pay compensation to the extent that the death, injury, loss or damage is due to:

  • your own fault or
  • in the case of loss or damage to property, your failure to properly use facilities provided by us for the security and protection of property
  • a person unconnected with our provision of facilities or services
  • events which we, our staff our agents could not have foreseen or anticipated even if we had taken reasonable care.

 

9.3

Any property left at the Premises after the booking will be dealt with under the Council’s lost property procedure details of which are on display throughout the Centre. We will dispose of any unclaimed property in accordance with that procedure.

 

10

Safety

 

10.1

You must take all reasonable safety measures. 

 

10.2

You must ensure that all persons attending the booking use the Premises, facilities and equipment in a proper manner having regard to any relevant guidance, byelaws or regulations.

 

10.3

All electrical equipment you use during the booking must have a current electrical safety certificate and also be approved by the Manager.

 

10.4

Fire

 

10.4.1

You must make sure that:

  • all inflammable materials you use in displays or in costumes during the booking are treated and maintained with a fire-resistant solution;
  • during the booking, no-one interferes with fire doors with automatic closures;

 

  • you keep every corridor, entrance and exit clear and ready for emergency use;
  • no-one interferes with fire extinguishers;
  • you comply with all other safety guidelines the Manager or facility staff bring to your attention.

 

10.5

Supervision

 

10.5.1

You must provide a sufficient number of officials or stewards to adequately supervise your booking and must ensure children are kept under control.

 

10.5.2

You are responsible for all persons involved in supervising the booking other than our staff, and ensuring that they are suitable, competent and properly trained. In particular, you should consider having the person involved with organising or supervising your booking checked through the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) if your booking involves children or vulnerable adults and those persons are likely to be directly in contact with the children/vulnerable adults. We carry out any appropriate CRB checks on our own staff in line with Derby City Council policy.

 

10.5.3

You must make sure that the officials who attend the booking understand the health and safety regulations, fire and other emergency procedures and know where the nearest fire exits are. A copy of the centres evacuation procedures is available from staff.

 

10.6

 

Unacceptable  Behaviour

10.6.1

The Manager after consulting with the Police, if considered appropriate, may cancel a booking if it is considered the booking will contravene standards of decency, bring the Council into disrepute, be likely to lead to public disorder, pose a risk to persons attending the booking or other persons using the Centre, including staff or may result in damage to equipment, the Premises or the Centre. If a booking is cancelled under these circumstances any payments made will be fully refunded.

 

10.6.2

The Manager may terminate the booking or order partial clearance or the removal of any individual if there is any indecent, disorderly or dangerous behaviour that poses a risk to persons at the Centre or damage to the Centre or equipment during the booking.

 

10.6.3

If following a booking there has been an incident of unacceptable behaviour the Manager after fully investigating the incident, may if appropriate, implement the Leisure Facilities Exclusion Policy.

 

Steve Bloomer ATP

Please help us to keep this facility in good condition for everyone to use and enjoy.

For fire safety reasons, group leaders must sign the group in at Reception.

Please use only appropriate ATP footwear e.g. moulded rubber or plastic studs or mixed blades studs.

Access to the ATP will be through the main building from:

• 5pm Mondays to Fridays
• 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Please note the following are not permitted on the ATP:

• Smoking or any other types of ignition, e.g. matches or lighters
• Consumption of food
• Cycles, scooters and other wheeled items, including prams and pushchairs
• Muddy boots, metal studs or bladed boots
• Climbing on any equipment or perimeter fence
• Misuse of any equipment
• No spectators are allowed on the ATP
• Please use the litter bins provided. 


Movement of Goals

Goals must be lifted by the handles and moved into the required position. They must not be dragged, pushed or pulled across the playing surface.

 

2016/17 Terms and Conditions of Hire for Grass Football Facilities Open Season

1     Making an Application

1.1      The definition of the word Open within these terms and conditions of the application for hire means a period of time that affiliated league clubs are given priority for football block bookings. This period of time is from early September to the end of April.

1.2      The hirer must have completed an e-form application for hire booking form for the open football season 2016/17 by the closing date of the 24 July 2016.

1.3      Allocations are based on a first come first serve basis but priority will be given to teams playing a form of the game that has been prioritised to take place on a specific site. This may be due to the nature of changing room required, pitch size, or league requirements.

1.4      It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that relevant club/team members    such as the Treasurer, Team Manager’s within the club/s are fully aware of the terms and conditions. 

1.5      The Council will send the hirer confirmation of site allocation before the start of the season.

1.6       If the hirer wishes to considered for VAT relief they must provide all evidence required by Customs and Excise no later than the 19 August 2016, including fixture dates for the season, see section 12 for VAT details.  Failure to provide all the required evidence by this date will result in VAT exemption request being declined.

1.7     These terms and conditions only apply for open football season.  For casual and pre-season friendly games please visit our football web page.   


2        Charges and Payments

2016/17 Charges (which include VAT) are:

  Adult Junior 
Pitch only – per match*   £34.20 £22.05
Additional Dressing Room £50.35  £32.40
Pitch /1 Dressing Room – per match**   £12.80 £12.80

                                                          

*Pitch only means no dressing room provision and in some cases no ancillary provision such as toilets.
** If the hirer requires an additional dressing rooms for the open football season these are subject to availability and are booked and paid for, in cash, on the day. For casual bookings and pre-season friendly games please click on the link at 1.6 for terms and conditions.

2.2      To qualify for junior rate all team members must be under the age of 18 years 

2.3      You have the choice of the following payment methods.

One up front payment by cash or card to be made by 31 October 2016.  

Two payments by cash or card.  First payment to be made by 31 October 2016 and second payment to be made by 28 February 2017.

Two direct debit payments which will be taken from your account on 15 October 2016 and 15 February 2017.  (No direct debit surcharge will be applied). 

Eight monthly direct debit payments starting in September.  There will be an additional monthly surcharge of £6.25 if you select this option, and this will be non-refundable.  Direct Debit payments will be taken out automatically from your account on the 15th of the month.

Please note that if you chose the direct debit payment option we advise you to set up a separate bank account for your payments, as if you currently have a leisure membership with Derby City Council that uses the same bank account any payment defaults on your football fixtures will affect your personal membership and you may be denied access to use the facilities.

Failure to pay on time will result in home fixtures being withheld until payment has been made. 

Derby City Council no longer accept cheque payments.

2.4      Direct debit payment is still required as stated in clause 2.3 even if no matches have been played that month.

2.5      Any default on payment will result in any future booking requiring payment in advance for any booking.

2.6      No credit will be given for any games forfeited whilst football facilities are withdrawn due to the hirer’s non-payment of their invoice or direct debit.

2.7      Payment for cup games

If you choose the eight monthly direct debit payment option then every time you have a home cup fixture we will amend your next direct debit payment to include this payment.

If you choose cash/card or two direct debit payment option then you will need to ring and pay for your home cup fixtures 48 hours before the game is due to be played.  The payment will need to be made by credit/debit card by ringing 01332 255800 option 1.  Please see 9.2 and 9.3 for details on how to book and pay

 

3        Open Football Season Arrangements      

3.1     The allocated facilities for the open football season 2016/17 are available from Saturday 3 September 2016 to Sunday 23 April 2017.

3.2     Christmas Arrangements:  The last game on all grounds will be played on Sunday 18 December 2016 and reopen on Saturday 7 January 2017.  Teams that play on the pitches during this period will have the facilities withdrawn.

3.3     Non-league football bookings, during the ‘open’ football season, will be at the discretion of the Sales and Bookings Team.  Priority will be given to league fixtures during the football open football season.  Please see point 3.1.  These bookings will be offered on a pitch only basis and only at certain sites, bookable on a Thursday or Friday before 4.00 pm and only for the forthcoming weekend and payment is to be made at time of the booking. No guarantee of changing rooms can be made and are subject to requesting and paying for on the day of arrival. This only applies to sites that are staffed.

3.4     The responsibility for allocating pitches at staffed sites is the role of the member of staff on duty for the booked games. A hirer’s team failing to comply with the allocated pitch will be issued with a yellow card - see point 11 – standards of behaviour. Please be aware that pitches are allocated on a rotation basis to protect the playing surface throughout the season.

 

4       Booking League Games – Saturdays and Sundays

4.1     The hirer is responsible to ensure that they or their relevant league supply the Sales and Bookings Team with details of all fixtures in advance of the season commencing however no later than Friday 19 August 2016. Once the season has commenced any updates or alterations including changes to kick-off times must be provided to the Fixture Co-ordinator one month in advance.

 


4.2    
Where the facilities are shared by clubs from different leagues, the leagues concerned should liaise with each other to ensure that there are no double bookings.  Priority will be given to the fixtures in the order that they are received. In agreeing the kick off times the hirer/leagues will:

  •  Take car parking into consideration to ensure that due consideration is given to all users.
  • Ensure that kick off time do not start before 9.30am and that last game does not exceed 2.00pm start.

 The Council reserves the right to change any kick off times and to move a team from their allocated sites with two days’ notice.

 5        Casual Pitches Bookings

 5.1     There will be some football pitches available throughout the summer from Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 28 August 2016 for casual games bookings.  Bookings and payment will be through the Council’s on line book and pay facilities. Pitches are available to book 14 days in advance.  Casual games are to be played at Chaddesden Park.  A condition of hire is that the hirer ensures that no litter is left at the ground after their booking has taken place.  

The availability for booking pitches for Chaddesden Park is as follows:

Number of pitches: 4 pitches offered from 11 June to 28 August 2016

Availability: Saturday and Sunday

Kick off weekend: Two kick off time slots 10.00 am or 2.00 pm – please be aware these are the kick off times

              

6       Pre-Season Friendly Bookings

6.1     Pitches for pre-season friendly games will be available as below. Bookings and payment will be through the Council’s on line book and pay facilities. Pitches are available to book 14 days in advance.  To book please click on the link below.                             

6.2     Pre-season friendly pitches will be available as follows:

                       

Site – Moorways

Number of pitches: 2 pitches from 19 July to 1 September

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kick off weekday: 6.15 pm 

and

Site – Darley Fields - **pitch only**

Number of pitches: 3 pitches from 2 July to 28 August

Availability: Saturday and Sunday

Kick off weekday: 10.00 am and 2.00 pm


6.3     No other football pitch facilities will be used due to the required time needed for grounds maintenance to prepare pitches in advance of the new football season starting in September.

 

7        Training Facilities

7.1     All parks can be used for football training but pitches must be avoided.

7.2     Section 11 – standards of behaviour will apply for any football training.

 

8        Poor Ground Conditions

8.1     The Council will cancel all fixtures if the ground conditions are such that play would damage the pitches or if the playability is deemed to be dangerous.  A decision on the weekend fixtures will be made between 12.30 pm and 1.00 pm on the Friday before the weekend fixtures.

8.2     To find out if your fixtures will be taking place please visit our Noticeboard after 1.00 pm on the Friday before your fixture.  Alternatively, please phone the Parks football automated message hotline on 01332 255800 option 7, after 1.00 pm.

8.3     It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that an appropriately qualified referee is booked for each game and it will be the referee’s responsibility to check the pitch prior to the game taking place.  A referee may cancel a game if the referee deems that there is a danger to the safety of the players.  If this happens, the team must inform the member of staff on duty (at grounds without staff, please inform the Sales and Bookings Team on 01332 255800, option 1, otherwise the full charge will be payable.

8.4     When a referee has declared a pitch unplayable for a morning game, the pitch will not be used that morning.  It may be inspected again before an afternoon/evening game. Please note if a pitch is deemed unplayable then the referee must discuss if an alternative pitch is available with the staff member on site. It will be down to staff discretion based on ground conditions if an alternative pitch can be offered.

 

9        Derbyshire County Football Association (DCFA) Cup Matches and Other Cup Matches

9.1     Priority is given to DCFA cup fixtures over league matches.

9.2      It is the hirer responsibility to make sure that any DCFA cup match that they are involved in at their ‘home’ ground is booked in advance with the Fixtures Co-ordinator on 07505 600477.

9.3      All other cup matches are booked through the Fixtures Co-ordinator. The payment will need to be made by credit or debit card by ringing 01332 255800 option 1.

 

10      Cancellations

10.1   If the hirer needs to cancel their home league or home cup game the hirer will need to email parksbookingsadmin@derby.gov.uk at least two days before your match is due to take place, failure to do so will result in the hirer being charged for the full amount.

If a team drops out of the league during the season which results in fixtures not being fulfilled then a refund for home fixtures which have not taken place will be arranged, if these have already been paid for.

If you are affected by another team dropping out of the League then:

Eight Monthly direct debit customers can have their payment schedule amended the following month. 

Upfront cash or card customers and other direct debit customers will be offered a credit for an alternative fixture, ie cup or pre-season friendly.

Teams who are eligible for VAT relief will not be offered any refund in line with Customs and Excise rules.

10.2   If you have any questions regarding cancellations, please contact The Sales and Bookings Team on 01332 255800, option 1.

 

11      Standards of Behaviour

11.1   THE HOME TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THE OPPOSITION TEAM OF THE BEHAVIOUR EXPECTED

11.2   YELLOW CARD AND RED CARD

Whilst the list below is not exhaustive, we will issue a yellow card for the first offence, a final yellow card for the second offence and a red card for the third offence.  A red card will result in withdrawal of council facilities and the termination of their booking.  In addition, all forms of warnings issued to the hirer will be shared with the relevant league, and the leagues may issue a fine

  •  Foul or abusive language on the pitch, towards staff, local residents and other park users
  • Violence towards staff, local residents and other park users
  • Wilful damage, i.e. damage to lights, showers, benches, doors etc, tearing down notices or writing graffiti and any costs incurred will be sought
  • Playing on an unfit pitch and any cost to reinstate the pitch will be sought
  • Playing on a pitch not allocated to you by the member of staff on duty
  • Leaving litter on or around pitches/site
  • Smoking within the buildings
  • Washing kit or boots in the sinks or showers
  • Drinking alcohol within the building or on the site
  • Failure to pay for pitch hire
  • Not using the designated car parking area
  • Failure to comply with pitch allocation

 This list is not exhaustive.

 

12     VAT Relief – Eligibility Criteria

12.1   The Council reserve the right to withdraw VAT relief at any time. VAT relief can apply to block booking for 10 or more sessions/games/fixtures.  The person who is making the booking will have to provide evidence to demonstrate that they meet all the criteria below:

Criteria

Please be aware the example evidence given below in each of the seven criteria are provided to give the hirer a guide to the type of evidence required and it is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that they provide the relevant evidence to satisfy the full criteria/conditions. 

1. The booking is of 10 or more session/game/fixture.
Example evidence: print off of all fixture dates and the site the game will be played at from FA Full-time or the hirer’s league secretary by 19 August 2016. It is the hirer’s responsibility to gain this information.

2. Each session/game/fixture is for the same sport or activity
Example evidence: a fully completed application for hire booking form

3. Each session/game/fixture is in the same place.
Example evidence: a fully completed application for hire booking form

4. The interval between each session/game/fixture is at least 1 day but not more than 14 days.  The duration of the game/fixture may be varied; however there is no exception for intervals greater than 14 days through the closure of the facility for any reason.
Example evidence: as example in criteria one.

5. The series of sessions/games/fixtures is to be paid for as a whole and there must be written evidence to the fact. This means to qualify for the VAT exemption that there can be no refund given in any circumstances.  To clearly evidence that payment is made in full whether or not the right to use the facility for any specific game/fixture is actually exercised.

If a game/fixture is cancelled due to unforeseen non-availability of their facility/pitch for example extreme bad weather this would not affect the VAT relief eligibility.  The Council will not give any refunds however  in line with point 4 above the Council will liaise with the club to agree a new date for the cancelled game/fixture and this must meet the conditions stated criteria four, where reasonably practical.

Example evidence: completed application for hire booking form with agreed payment mechanism, invoice, payment receipt

6. The facilities are let out to a school, club, association or an organisation representing affiliated clubs or constituent associations, such as a local league.

Example evidence:  a copy of a letter headed document confirming affiliation or minutes of club AGM or copy of the club/ organisation constitution, or a current Charter Standard Certificate.

 7. The person to whom the facilities (this could be deemed as one pitch) are hired to has exclusive use of during the session/game/fixture.

Example evidence: completed application to hire form

 

13      Miscellaneous

13.1 A representative from the home team must make staff on site aware of their presence

13.2 Clubs/teams must return keys to the changing rooms’ straight away after use or to where they were collected.  If they do not return the keys the Council will charge the hirer £100 to replace the locks. 

13.2   The home team/club is responsible for clearing away all litter from their matches.  Where possible, the home team will be issued with two refuse sacks for the collection of litter from the pitch following their match.  Sacks should be handed to the member of staff on site for disposal.  If there is no member of staff on site the home team is responsible for the disposal of their own litter.

13.3   Please note that leagues which are Derby based will take priority in the allocation of pitches to leagues which are from outside the City boundary.  If you decide to change leagues this may affect the allocation of your pitch.

13.4   It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that the team/club/league has the appropriate and robust safeguarding procedures in place including any relevant coaches/volunteers have undertaken relevant checks where required.

13.5   Clubs should report any issues around pitch markings or grounds maintenance by emailing The Sales and Bookings Team on parksbookingsadmin@derby.gov.uk.

13.6   The Council reserve the right to withdraw or change site allocation at any time.

 

Football Standards of Behaviour

The home team is responsible for informing the opposition team of the behaviour expected...

Yellow and Red Card

Whilst the list below is not exhaustive, we will issue a yellow card for the first offence, a final yellow card for the second offence and a red card for the third offence.  A red card will result in withdrawal of council facilities and the termination of their booking.  In addition, all forms of warnings issued to the hirer will be shared with the relevant league, and the leagues may issue a fine

Offences include:

  • Foul or abusive language on the pitch, towards staff, local residents and other park users
  • Violence towards staff, local residents and other park users
  • Wilful damage, i.e. damage to lights, showers, benches, doors etc, tearing down notices or writing graffiti and any costs incurred will be sought
  • Playing on an unfit pitch and any cost to reinstate the pitch will be sought
  • Playing on a pitch not allocated to you by the member of staff on duty
  • Leaving litter on or around pitches/site
  • Smoking within the buildings
  • Washing kit or boots in the sinks or showers
  • Drinking alcohol within the building or on the site
  • Failure to pay for pitch hire
  • Not using the designated car parking area
  • Failure to comply with pitch allocation.

This list is not exhaustive.

A red card issue may result in the withdrawal of council facilities.