Player Indemnity 

Player Indemnity

Australian Rules football and Netball is dangerous. Participation can result in serious bodily injury, permanent incapacity and even death. By agreeing to this application you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms below upon which VACSAL may accept your application as a participant. If your application is accepted, VACSAL will rely on you keeping the promises you make below. 

In this document, VACSAL means VACSAL, its officers, volunteers, servants, agents and any co-contractors of VACSAL. 

I have read the Rules and the Code of Conduct for the Carnival in which I am applying for participation and will at all times comply with the Rules and Code of Conduct of the Carnival, and any responsible direction given to me by VACSAL, my team management and carnival umpires. 

I will participate solely at my own risk, knowing and accepting that in participating I may become seriously injured, permanently incapacitated or killed by or as a consequence of on-field practice or competition. I acknowledge that any medical, ambulance or other associated costs are my own responsibility, even if ambulance or medical support is in attendance at the competition. I also acknowledge that it has been recommended that I take out private medical insurance cover. 

I will not engage in any conduct, on or off the field, which places other participants or VACSAL at risk of injury or death and/or which is in the opinion of VACSAL considered to be unreasonable or un- sportsmanlike behaviour. 
The determination of whether my conduct places or placed other persons at risk of injury or death and/or which is or was unreasonable or un-sportsmanlike behaviour is solely at the discretion of VACSAL and I agree to be bound by that determination. 

I hereby release and indemnify VACSAL from all claims, costs, proceedings, liabilities and expenses arising from or in any way connected with my participation in the Carnival. 
I participate knowing that it is my responsibility to undertake a full medical examination prior to playing to ensure that I am not suffering from any illness or condition or injury that may put my health, enjoyment of life or use of my body at greater risks.