Liquor licensing seminar to benefit local sports clubs

Published on 04 February 2019

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Licensed sporting clubs throughout the Wimmera can keep on top of liquor licence requirements at a Good Sports seminar at Horsham RSL Club on Tuesday 12 February from 7pm to 9pm.

Horsham Rural City Council is providing the event free of charge to sporting clubs and organisations within the region.

The seminar will include a liquor licence information session for committee members and volunteers responsible for serving liquor at sporting clubs.

It will be presented by Good Sports First Step presenter Ian Fechner, Acting Police Inspector Clare Murphy and Licencing Sergeant Michael Salter.

Director Community Wellbeing Kevin O’Brien said the event would cover a range of topics including responsible service of alcohol training, duty of care, server liability and under-age issues.

“We want our clubs to be fully informed of how they can implement a harm minimisation approach to the service of alcohol,” Mr O’Brien said.

“It is important for sports clubs to come to the seminars each year as liquor licensing laws may change.”

Sgt Salter said all sports clubs in the region should make the time to attend the session.

“Whether or not sporting clubs participate, sends police a message about how serious they are about their liquor license,” Sgt Salter said.

“Those who are not at forum are much more likely to see us at their club,” he said.

The seminar is also open to prospective committee members and those who are interested in learning more about licence requirements.

Book online or contact Horsham Rural City Council on 5382 9777 for more information.