Information for members

Data Protection

When Drumcondra AFC –the Club- collects annual membership subscriptions, it collects data that helps it maintain its football activities and related health and safety and club development activities. The Club will only ever look for necessary information from members (and parents/guardians knowingly acting on behalf of a child under 18 years of age. Such information will most usually be player name, date of birth, contact number/email and health conditions.

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Code of Conduct

Drumcondra AFC, the Club, players, coaches, and guardians, strive to implement and encourage an approach to football activity emphasising fair play. This is underpinned by the Club’s belief that enjoyment and growth are the primary rewards from involvement in football at Drumcondra AFC.

The code of conduct sets out the Club’s expectations of those coming together under its name.

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Forms for Members

Below you can access (download) forms for reporting accidents and incidents and the registration form for new managers


Form for new managers


Accident-Incident form

Fees Payment

Our new electronic payment system is now up and running. We are using the same company used by other clubs in Drumcondra so your login might already exists.


First click on the button ‘Pay Now’ as it will bring you to a Safe easypaymentsplus.ie website. On the link belw you will find a comprehensive guide on how to register and make the payment.

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Drumcondra AFC Data Protection Policy

Background

When Drumcondra AFC –the Club- collects annual membership subscriptions it collects data that helps it maintain its football activities and related health and safety and club development activities. The Club will only ever look for necessary information from members (and parents/guardians knowingly acting on behalf of a child under 18 years of age. Such information will most usually be player name, date of birth, contact number/email and health conditions.

Once the Club collects such information it is subject to Data Protection requirements set down in law (1988 and 2003).

Data Protection laws place an onus on the Club to:

Obtain and process information fairly;

  1. Keep it for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes;
  2. Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these specified purpose(s);
  3. Keep it safe and secure;
  4. Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date;
  5. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  6. Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes; and
  7. Give a copy of his/her personal data to an individual when requested.

General Considerations

The Club will provide the relevant Club coach with the given contact name and number of each player in order to facilitate training and matches and, where necessary, other club activities. The Club cannot use the information for purposes other than running the club. The Club will not pass your details to a third party, such as a private company, without your express consent. All contact from the Club must also be made with the parent/guardian of any player aged under-18. You have the option to have your details removed from the database and the Club will do so no more than 40 days after you request this.

Once a member has been removed from the Club database their contact details cannot be used again by the Club.

The Club will review data at least once a year to ensure that it is correct, this will coincide with renewal of memberships. Consequently, any data not still in use for membership purposes at that point in time will be destroyed.

The Club uses an online facility to handle all memberships completed online. This is provided by Easy Payments Plus for the 2017-18 season.

All membership subscriptions completed online will result in the recording of credit/debit card details, name and address and other details provided.

The Club must ensure that all information provided with a membership payment made online is held by Easy Payments Plus in accordance with Data Protection requirements.

Breaches

A breach of Data Protection arises when an incident of risk of personal data being disclosed, lost, destroyed or altered occurs.

If this happens the Club must consider notifying the affected member(s) and/or parents/guardians.

Where the Club is concerned about the nature of a (likely) breach it will also inform the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner no later than two days after becoming aware of the breach.

The Club will look to determine the amount and nature of personal data compromised, act to secure and/or recover the personal data, aim to limit damage and distress to those affected, compile a chronology of the events leading to the loss and determine what measures can be taken to prevent repetition of the loss Keep a summary record of each incident of loss and any reason for not informing the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner about the matter.

Rights and Obligations of Members and their guardians

A member can request a copy of all of the information about them held by the Club in what is called a ‘Subject Access Request’. Any such request must be made in writing. Each Request of the Club will incur a fee of €5. The Club must provide the material sought in a Request within 40 days from the date of receipt of the Request. All members undertake to inform the Club of any changes in personal data of relevance to club membership. A member has the right to correct, modify or remove the personal information the Club holds about them. All such requests must be made in writing and will not incur a fee.

Complaint Procedure

Where a member wishes to complain about a Data Protection issue the following mechanism has been put in place:

A member will contact the Club (by email or in writing) setting out the complaint. This will list the (approximate) date of the grievance, identify any Club personnel involved and what occurred. The Club will provide the member with an initial response within 10 days.

Queries

All queries about this policy should be directed to the Secretary of Chair of the Club whose details are posted on the Contacts page of the Club website www.drumcondrafc.com.

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Code of Conduct

Overarching Statement

Drumcondra AFC, the Club, players, coaches, and guardians, strive to implement and encourage an approach to football activity emphasising fair play. This is underpinned by the Club’s belief that enjoyment and growth are the primary rewards from involvement in football at Drumcondra AFC.

This code of conduct sets out the Club’s expectations of those coming together under its name.

Players

  • Respect the game and the rules by playing fairly.
  • Respect opposing clubs, match officials, your own club and club members.
  • Respect decisions taken by coaches and match officials.
  • Undertake to attend training and matches and support the Club and coaches in these activities.
  • Act with dignity when representing Drumcondra AFC.
  • Never train or play a match if you feel unwell or injured.

Coaches

  • Acting as a role model, encourage players to adhere to the rules and fair play of football through your own conduct.
  • Promote an approach to match play that focuses on enjoyment and effort not just the end result.
  • Ensure opportunity for players, where appropriate, to be heard.
  • Where practically possible, communicate clearly and in good time with parents/guardians about team activities.
  • Where practically possible give adequate playing time to all players to assist their development.
  • Be balanced when giving praise, providing guidance to and setting expectations for players.
  • Encourage respect for other clubs’ teams, their facilities and supporters.
  • Be mindful of child welfare obligations including health of players during training and matches.

Spectators

  • Respect Drumcondra AFC players and opponents, coaching teams, match officials and facilities.
  • Applaud good play by Drumcondra AFC teams and their opponents.
  • Support Club coaches to conduct football activity in a safe and enjoyable manner for players.
  • Do not interfere with the conduct of play at any fixture.
  • Act to minimise hurtful treatment, physical or verbal abuse of Club members, opponents, supporters and match officials.

Parents/Guardians

  • Support players’ decisions to play football, to enjoy football and learn new skills among their peers.
  • Facilitate coaching staff to lead training and fixtures on behalf of the Club.
  • Support your child’s regular attendance at training and fixtures.
  • Nurture your child’s growth across the skills, teamwork and behaviour expected of fair play in football, including winning/losing.
  • Assist the club to challenge negative behaviour directed at any person at training or matches.

The Club

  • Undertakes to treat all coaches, parents and players with dignity.
  • Will encourage parental/guardian involvement in all aspects of the Club’s existence and growth.
  • Commits to having appropriate policies and training in place to comply with all requirements on it as a sporting entity.
  • Strives to lead with a player-centred approach to training and fixtures in support of its members.
  • Aims to receive and process all complaints and concerns in a confidential, clear and fair manner.