Dear Football Nanaimo Parent/Guardian/Spectator.
The following Rules/Regulations/Policies have been set by the Football Nanaimo Board of Directors. These policies are set in respect to Football Nanaimo, Football BC, Vancouver Mainland Football League, the City of Nanaimo as well as Regional District of Nanaimo. We are asking everyone to please respect these rules/regulations/policies as stated.
In respect to League Rules & Regulations, as well as, Insurance policies of Football Nanaimo, we must ask that all spectators of Football games, as well as spectators at Football practices, remain on the sidelines. We cannot have anyone who is not a Registered Volunteer on the playing area/practice field or, on the Scoreboard/Tower sidelines. This is during games as well as practice times. A spectator line will be marked out on spectator side of the field which will determine a distance from the field of play for game days. Only those who are doing “Sticks’ position are allowed on the playing field side lines.
Those who are Registered Volunteers under Football Nanaimo are: Football Nanaimo Players, Football Nanaimo Coaches, Football Nanaimo First Aid Attendants, Team Photographers, Team Managers, Team Trainers, and Football Nanaimo Executive and Directors. Play counters and game commissioners, as well as scoreboard/announcers, are covered only for the game time that they are scheduled to volunteer for. Registered volunteers with other teams are considered the same as our game day Volunteers.
If you are not registered with Football Nanaimo under any of these positions then you are not insured for any incident that may happen on the field.
We also must respect the playing field space of the Rugby Players. When they are playing a game, there is not a lot of room between their playing field sidelines and the edge of the hill. Please be aware and paying attention when they are playing a game, as they can quickly approach the sidelines and we would not want anyone to get injured.
DOGS IN THE PARK:
As the signs state surrounding our fields, there are No Dogs Allowed on any and all playing fields at May Bennett Pioneer Park, even if they are on a leash. All playing fields consist of: Softball/Soccer/Lacrosse field, Football field & Rugby field, as well as surrounding property. Playing fields are considered to be all areas immediately inside of the parking lots.
The City of Nanaimo & Regional District of Nanaimo have asked us to adhere to this Bylaw and state they will be out to enforce it. We are asking that you PLEASE do not bring your dog(s) onto any of the playing field areas on either game days or practice times. We understand that there are many non football people who bring their dogs down here onto the fields, but we need to lead by example and follow the rules that are set for our playing fields which are governed by the City of Nanaimo.
Football Nanaimo has a No Smoking policy on our field, and sidelines. We ask you to please refrain from smoking while on the sidelines, bleachers, as well as the top of the hill, and try to stay at least 10 metres away from the concession, change rooms and washrooms.
We Thank You in advance for your cooperation, understanding, and Support in these matters, they are all for the Safety, Health, and Respect of our Players, Spectators, and each other.
Football Nanaimo Executive & Board of Directors