With the support of thousands of dedicated Volunteers, every year more than half a million children across NSW participate in sport. With changes in the legislation around Working With Children it becomes relevant.
Since June 2013, people seeking to work or volunteer with children under 18 years in NSW are required to have a Working With Children Check (WWCC).
Employers, including Sports Clubs and associations, are also required to verify all WWCCs through the new online system.
From 31 March 2016, all Junior Rugby League Clubs affiliated with the NSWRL must only ‘employ’ workers (paid or voluntary) involved directly with the children’s’ teams if the worker has a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), has applied for one, or if exempt, has provided the club with a Statutory Declaration, Undertaking and Consent.
Endorsed by the NSW Junior League Association and the South Sydney Junior Football Management Committee it is MANDATORY for all Coaching Staff and Volunteers to undergo the Working With Children Check (WWCC). All Coaching Staff and Volunteers will need to meet the terms required and provide a clearance number before registering as an Official or Volunteer with the Club.
Click HERE to apply for a Working With Children Check.
Read NSWRL’s Child Protection Policy HERE.