The North West Junior Soccer Association venues are under full control of the council and the council have no authority to ban smoking in any of its outdoor venues. We also do not have exclusive rights on any of the grounds it occupies for its football (soccer) programs.
To ban smoking requires a special bill to go through parliament.
Therefore due to the above, the NWJSA committee have formulated the following statement. This statement applies to all persons on NWJSA venues during its soccer programmes.
The North West Junior Soccer Association is committed to promoting healthy lifestyle choices by all concerned. As such, and in recognition of the need to minimise the effects of involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke, please refrain from smoking on grassed areas at all N.W.J.S.A venues and in the canteen and it’s surrounds.