Equipment Policy

Club Policy No. 6

Equipment Policy

Good quality equipment (player clothing, footballs, first aid kits, etc.) is essential to running a successful football club. The purchase and maintenance of equipment is one of the PJFC’s major expenses. Loss of equipment, in particular jumpers, can result in an unnecessary large club expense.

Allocation and returning of equipment

Player jumpers

Players will be allocated a team jumper at the start of each season. Players (or their parent/guardian) must return the jumper to the Team Manager immediately after the last game of the season.

Officials

Each season the Club allocates equipment to Coaches and Team Managers, e.g. interchange jackets, match and training balls, first aid kit, goal umpire’s jackets and flags, drink bottles, etc.

The equipment distribution is usually in the form of a number of items (and often in bags) given to the Team Manager and Coach at the start of each season. Equipment can be replaced or topped up, but all requests must go through the Equipment Steward.

As far as possible, the PJFC looks for low cost options in purchasing equipment, which means we sometimes purchase items in bulk and will have ready replacements available. We can often purchase items cheaper than the usual retail prices, so it is very important that Team Managers and Coaches put all requests through the Equipment Steward not matter how small the item might be.

Coaches and Team Managers must take care of all allocated equipment. Team Managers should retrieve player jumpers as soon as possible after the last game of the season. As soon as the season ends but no later than 1 October all equipment must be returned to the Equipment Steward.