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Coach Terms and Conditions

INTRODUCTION

1. These terms and conditions apply to all Coaches nominated to deliver activities under the Program.

2. The Coach’s eligibility to participate in the Program is subject to the Coach’s compliance with these terms and conditions.

3. The ASC may at any time by notice to the Coach vary these terms and conditions.

4. These terms and conditions apply without limitation to or from the User Terms and Conditions applicable to users of the Site.

DEFINITIONS

5. In these terms and conditions:

a. ‘ASC’ means the Australian Sports Commission;

b. ‘Coach’ means an individual (being an employee, contractor or volunteer of an Organisation) nominated by an Organisation to deliver activities under the Program, excluding Teachers;

c. ‘NSO’ means a National Sporting Organisation accepted by the ASC as a partner sport in the Program;

d. ‘NSO-nominated coaching provider’ means a coaching provider approved by an NSO to deliver activities under the Program with respect to the NSO’s sport;

e. ‘Organisation’ means an NSO, SSO or NSO-nominated coaching provider;

f. ‘Program’ means the ASC’s Sporting Schools program;

g. ‘School’ means an educational establishment whose major activity is the provision of full-time primary or secondary education accepted by the ASC to conduct activities under the Program;

h. ‘Site’ means the Program website;

i. ‘SSO’ means a State Sporting Organisation approved by an NSO to deliver activities under the Program with respect to the NSO’s sport;

j. ‘Teacher’ means an individual (being an employee of a School that have a valid State and/or Territory teacher registration) nominated by a School to deliver activities under the Program;

k. ‘WWCC’ means a valid current Working With Children Check or equivalent clearance in the applicable State or Territory in which the Coach delivers activities under the Program.


DECLARATION

6. The Coach declares that he or she: 

a. does not have any criminal charge pending before the courts;

b. does not have any criminal convictions or findings of guilt for sexual offences, offences related to children or acts of violence or offenses related to dishonesty;

c. has not had any disciplinary proceedings brought against me involving child abuse, sexual misconduct or harassment, acts of violence, intimidation or other forms of harassment; 

d. has never been sanctioned for an anti-doping rule violation under any anti-doping policy applicable to me;

e. has never participated in, facilitated or encouraged any practice prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency Code or any other anti-doping policy applicable to me;

f. to their knowledge has no other matter that the ASC may consider to constitute a risk to the Program’s members, employees, volunteers, Schools, participating children or reputation by the Coach participating in the Program;

g. all information provided by the Coach in seeking to participate in the Program is true and correct;

h. will notify the ASC and the Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation engaging the Coach immediately upon becoming aware that any of the matters set out in this declaration has changed for whatever reason; and

i. has read, understood and accepted all of these terms and conditions. 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

7. The Coach acknowledges and agrees that:

a. his or her participation in the Program imposes no obligations on the ASC;

b. his or her participation in the Program is subject to the Program being funded by the ASC;

c. he or she only remains eligible to participate as a Coach in the Program while nominated by an Organisation to deliver activities under the Program;

d. he or she may be engaged by an Organisation for the delivery of activities under the Program;

e. an Organisation is under no obligation to request the services of the Coach to deliver any activities under the Program;

f. at no time will the Coach be an employee, contractor, partner or agent of the ASC in relation to the Program; and

g. Organisations, Schools and Teachers are not employees, contractors or agents of the ASC.


    PROGRAM BOOKINGS

    8. The Coach acknowledges and agrees that:

    a. the Organisation’s Site account provides an online platform for administration and management of Program delivery by the Organisation, including enabling the Organisation to access booking requests made by Schools and assign booking requests to Coaches; 

    b. he or she will receive communications relevant to a booking request from the Organisation;

    c. he or she will accept or decline a booking request within the time specified by the Organisation;

    d. he or she will provide prior notice to the Organisation and the School if cancelling a confirmed booking within the notice period specified by the Organisation;

    e. by accepting a booking request, the Coach enters into a direct relationship with the relevant Organisation; and

    f. by accepting a booking request, the Coach accepts these terms and conditions.


    DELIVERY

    9. The Coach must:

    a. comply with all applicable child protection legislation;

    b. without limitation to the above, have and maintain a valid WWCC;

    c. provide evidence of his or her WWCC to the Organisation and, if requested, to the School and the ASC;

    d. must not deliver activities under the Program if he or she does not have a valid WWCC; and

    e. have and maintain valid industry qualifications, training and expertise to deliver the relevant activities under the Program.


    10. The Coach must immediately notify the Organisation and the ASC if he or she:

    a. no longer holds a valid WWCC;

    b. is under investigation by any authority for any child-related offence or misconduct;

    c. records a conviction under any child protection legislation; 

    d. breaches any applicable anti-doping policy; or

    e. fails to maintain any industry qualification, training or expertise.


    11. In delivering activities under the Program, the Coach must:

    a. comply with the NSO’s and the Organisation’s requirements for delivery of the activities under the Program;

    b. comply with all applicable laws and regulations;

    c. meet appropriate standards of care; 

    d. comply with the ASC Anti-Doping Policy and any other applicable anti-doping policy; 

    e. comply with all applicable policies and procedures of the NSO, Organisation and the School;

    f. maintain a high standard of personal behaviour and integrity, not bring himself or herself, the NSO, the Organisation or the School into disrepute and comply with any applicable NSO or Organisation Coach Code of Behaviour;

    g. without limitation of the above, follow appropriate work health and safety and risk management policies and practices; 

    h. without limitation of the above, deliver sessions safely and comply with supervision ratios in accordance with NSO, Organisation and School policies and procedures; and

    i. use appropriate facilities and equipment.


    GENERAL

    12. The Coach must provide any information and reporting regarding his or her activities under the Program required by the ASC.

    13. If requested at any time (including after the completion of his or her activities under the Program), the Coach must participate in research and evaluation undertaken by the ASC or its contractors in relation to the Program.

    14. The Coach consents to receive information, including marketing and promotional material, from the ASC in relation to the Program.

    15. The Coach must comply with any reasonable request or direction from the ASC in relation to the Program, including specified measures to deal with an event or circumstance that has, or is likely to have, an adverse effect on the health or safety of persons.

    16. The Coach must not, without the prior written approval of the ASC, publish, distribute or communicate any material relating to the Program, whether developed by the Coach or otherwise, including any publicity materials, sponsorship messages or participant handouts intended for distribution to children, parents or schools. 

    17. The Coach must not, without the prior written approval of the ASC, use the name or logo of the ASC, the Australian Institute of Sport or the Program for any purpose. 

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    18. The ASC collects personal information in the course of administering and promoting the Program and may disclose the personal information provided by the Coach to any or all of the following:

    a. Organisations and Schools for the purpose of prospective or confirmed delivery of activities under the Program;

    b. ASC contractors for the purpose of Program delivery and administration; and

    c. researchers engaged by the ASC for the purpose of undertaking Program research and evaluation.


    INSURANCE AND LIABILITY

    19. The Coach will deliver activities under the Program entirely at his or her own risk.

    20. The Coach acknowledges and agrees that he or she is:

    a. not covered by any ASC insurance and Organisations, Schools and Teachers are not covered by ASC insurance;

    b. responsible for enquiring as to the insurance carried by each Organisation or School that may engage the Coach’s services; and

    c. responsible for ensuring the adequacy and the validity of the insurance carried by or covering the Coach.

    21. The Coach indemnifies the ASC, its officers and employees against all loss, damage, claims and expenses arising out of, relating to or in connection with:

    a. the performance of any activities under the Program by the Coach;

    b. any negligent, wrongful or unlawful act or omission of the Coach in connection with the Program; or

    c. any breach of any of these terms and conditions by the Coach, except to the extent that such loss, damage, claims and expenses are caused by the negligent, wrongful or unlawful acts or omissions of the ASC, its officers or employees. 


    22. The Coach releases the ASC and its officers and employees from any liability arising out of, relating to or in connection with:

    a. any loss of or damage to any property of the Coach or any property for which the Coach is responsible; or

    b. any injury or illness to, or death of, the Coach, arising out of, relating to in connection with the Program.


    23. The obligltions to indemnify and release set out in clauses 21 and 22 survive regardless of the Coach ending his or her participation in the Program. 


    TERMINATION

    24. The ASC may at any time by notice, at its absolute discretion, suspend or terminate participation of the Coach in the Program.

    25. Without limitation to clause 24, where the Coach breaches any of these terms and conditions, the ASC may, at its absolute discretion, suspend or terminate participation of the Coach in the Program.


    MISCELLANEOUS

    26. If any of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will continue in full force.

    27. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the Australian Capital Territory and the Coach agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Australian Capital Territory.