Disability Action Plan

Reviewed and Updated February 2019

Boronia Hawks Football Netball Club Inc (BHFNC) recognises that it is unlawful to treat a person with a disability less favourably than a person who does not have a disability, in the same or similar circumstances.  Such discrimination is covered by the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1995.

Disability covers:

  • Physical.
  • Intellectual.
  • Psychiatric.
  • Sensory.
  • Neurological or learning difficulties.
  • Presence in the body of organisms causing diseases.
  • Beneficiaries of workers compensation.

BHFNC embraces the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 premise that:

  • People with disabilities are part of our diverse communities.
  • People with disabilities, their families and carers have a right to participate as fully as possible in the life of our communities.
  • People with disabilities are the primary source of information regarding the physical, social and cultural barriers to their participation in their local community.

BHFNC will develop and implement a Disability Action Plan which will focus on those physical, social & cultural barriers which create a handicap for people with disabilities to be able to enjoy football at our Club.

Basic elements of the plan will include:

  • Education of Club members.
  • Education of visitors to theClub.
  • Identifying specific issues at our Club that can make life unnecessarily difficult or complicated for people with disabilities.
  • Developing strategies to deal with these issues.

Specific elements of the plan will include:

  • Clearly defined disabled car parking areas at the football ground.
  • Disabled toilet facilities.
  • Access to canteen facilities.
  • Access to Club social rooms.
  • Access to the football oval.
  • Exclusive accessible viewing areas.

This action plan will be reviewed annually to ensure the actions remain appropriate and effective.