PLAYER GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS

To all new players, OSFC is not only a proud club on-field, but we are a very proud club off field. We are known for being at the top of the VAFA for decades and our social side of the club allows players access to great functions and a gathering place for all. All events are open to playing members and a lot of the time these will also be open to your friends.

As a valued member of our playing group, you are the core of what everything runs for, but that doesn’t mean that everything is run by others for you. The club is funded by its players, members and sponsors and is run by volunteers. Thus, it is integral that you treat the clubrooms, the events and all stakeholders of the club as if they are your family as you are now a part of theirs.

The rooms are expected to be tidied after every training, game day and social function. We do have regular cleaners that come in, but as you would at your own house please do all you can to keep the place as tidy as possible. Many hands make light work.

Every player pays Subs to play at the football club and that entitles you to all the great facilities that we have at our disposal. It also includes a meal every Thursday night for those who train. Please be aware that there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to keep this great club alive and many people doing too much work without much help. If you ever feel that you can help out with little things or want to jump on and help more, the club, players and committee will be much appreciative.

We are always looking for volunteers so encourage your parents, family and friends to become involved.

If everyone did this, the club would run more smoothly, and all players will experience the best possible club we can be.

OSFC INSURANCE SUMMARY

To all Players, Parents, Officials & Volunteers of the OSFC

Insurance
We provide annual insurance cover to our registered financial players, officials and volunteers through JLT Sport.

Increase in Cover
In 2021 we have increased the cover from the basis bronze level to the highest level, platinum cover. The club has invested $3,500 more in the additional cover this year, bringing our total outlay for insurance cover for 7 teams in 2021 to $11,000 (inclusive of GST).

Summary
The summary of your cover is provided in the link below.
https://sport.marshadvantage.com.au/afl/

Attached is a brief 1 page summary (schedule of insurance) provided by the club for you.

Non-Medicare Expenses Only
You can only claim reimbursement on non-Medicare related expenses.

Private Health & Ambulance Cover
We strongly recommend players have private health cover and Ambulance cover, either your own or with your parents/guardians.

Making a Claim
The claim form you are required to complete if making a claim, can be accessed via the link below.
https://sport.marshadvantage.com.au/afl/players/makeaclaim

Excess
$50 excess per claim

Club Sign-Off
We are happy to witness the claim on behalf of the club once you have completed the form and sent it though to peter.simpson@scotch.vic.edu.au.

Questions
If you have any questions give us a call. Ultimately the best people to talk to are the insurance experts, JLT Sport, on 1300 373 133. For a summary of the cover click on the PDF link below.

PLAYER WELLBEING PROGRAM

A Player Support Program, or PSP is a club organized and funded program for its players and members. The purpose of a PSP is to offer a free service (having been funded by OSFC) to help you deal with a personal, work-related, or other problems that might be impacting your performance, productivity, general health and/or well-being, or if you are struggling to manage symptoms of stress or other psychological problems such as:

  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Stress, or conflict
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment/life transition issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Depression and/or Anxiety


We have a pre-arranged agreement with The Tree Seas Group whereby you are able to access short-term counselling services with one of their psychologists at no cost to you. Your identity will remain strictly confidential, and you do not need to consult the club prior to booking an appointment.