Gold Coast Volleyball Club Inc. Membership Terms & Conditions

I hereby apply for membership of GCVC. In applying and in consideration of my application for membership being accepted I acknowledge and agree that:

1, “GCVC” for the purpose of this membership application and declaration, means and includes the Gold Coast Volleyball Club Inc.

2, If accepted I will be a member of the Gold Coast Volleyball Club Inc. only

3, Where necessary I must also gain membership with Volleyball Queensland (VQ)

4, Insurance: GCVC is affiliated with both Volleyball Queensland (VQ) and Volleyball Australia (VA) as a result Insurance is in place that provides limited cover to me whilst I am preforming or participating in any authorised or recognised VA activity including activities within a affiliate of the state body in which I am involved. (For Insurance details please contact Volleyball Queensland (VQ))

I can, in my own interest, seek obtain personal insurance over and above the cover provided by VA.

5,Exclusion of Liability: Except where provided or required by law and such cannot be excluded, I agree that it is a term of my membership (if accepted) that the GCVC is absolved from liability however arising from injury or damage however caused (whether fatal or otherwise) arising out of my membership and/or participation in any GCVC activity.

6. Release and Indemnity: In consideration of GCVC accepting my application for membership I:

(a) release and forever discharge GCVC from all Claims that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my membership and/or participation in any GCVC Activity; and

(b) indemnify and hold harmless GCVC to the extent permitted by law in respect of any Claim by any person including but not only another Member of GCVC arising as a result of or in connection with my membership and/or participation in any GCVC Activity.

In this clause 6 “Claims” means and includes any action, suit, proceeding, claim, demand, damage, penalty, cost or expense however arising but does not include a claim in respect of any action, suit, etc made by any person entitled to make a claim under a relevant GCVC insurance policy or under the GCVC Constitution or any By-Laws.

7. Fitness to Participate: I declare that I am and must continue to be medically and physically fit and able to participate in any GCVC Activity. I am not and must not be a danger to myself or to the health and safety of others. I will immediately notify GCVC in writing of any change to my fitness and ability to participate. I understand and accept that GCVC will continue to rely upon this declaration as evidence of my fitness and ability to participate.

I acknowledge that where a injury or illness has occurred that may impact my ability to participate in a GCVC activity I must obtain and provide the GCVC with a Medical Clearance from an approved medical practitioner or equivalent


8, Warning: Volleyball can be inherently dangerous. Serious accidents often do happen which may result in me being injured or even killed. I have voluntarily read and understood this warning and accept and assume the inherent risk involved with my participation in volleyball.

9, GCVC Constitution, By-Laws & Policies:  The GCVC Constitution is a contract between GCVC and me. I will be bound by it and any By-Laws and polices made under it, I shall make myself familiar with all relevant polices and procedures of the GCVC. For the avoidance of doubt, I acknowledge and agree to comply with the Constitutions, By-Laws and policies of GCVC if my application is accepted.

10, Membership Term: Membership to the GCVC is on an annual basis, all memberships will expire on the 31st of December each year

11, Fees and charges: where applicable I acknowledge my involvement with GCVC will incur fees and charges and agree to pay these fees and charges in accordance with the GCVC payment requirements, I understand that should I not comply with these requirements my membership and ability to obtain further membership with the GCVC may be terminated, I acknowledge that as an affiliate of Volleyball Queensland and Volleyball Australia failure to remain financial with GCVC may result in me not being eligible to apply for membership or transfer to another affiliate until all outstanding fees as determined by the GCVC are paid in full.

12, Direct Debit:  The GCVC aims to provide a variety of options for its members to remain financial and eligible to participate within club activities as a result the GCVC have engaged a third party to process all payment plans via Direct Deposit. Ezydebit will act on behalf of the Gold Coast Volleyball Club. I acknowledge that should I request to pay my fees via Direct Debit I will need to agree to the Terms & Conditions of Ezydebit, I also acknowledge that I am responsible for all services fees and charges associated with my Direct Deposit plan.

13, Debt Collection: The GCVC aims to provide reasonable payment options and support to its members to remain financial, In the event that the Club is unsuccessful in recovering outstanding monies it will engage the services of a Third Party Debt Collection agency, The chosen provider for the GCVC is Bluechip Collections, I acknowledge that should I be referred to the GCVC debt collection service I will be liable for all outstanding fees to the GCVC as well as incurring any additional fees incurred from Bluechip Collections.

14. Copyright and right to use photography, audio /video: I acknowledge and consent to photograph, audio / videos being taken of me during my participation in GCVC Activities. I acknowledge that the photographs, audio /video are owned by GCVC and that GCVC may use for promotional (in hard copy or electronic format) or other purposes without my further consent being obtained. Further, I consent to GCVC using my name, image, likeness and also my performance in the GCVC Activities, at any time, to promote the GCVC Activities by any form of media. I may advise GCVC if I do not wish GCVC to use my name, image, likeness and also my performance in this way. I also acknowledge that by participating in events that are not run by GCVC that photographs, audio / video may be taken of me and used by the host organisation. I acknowledge the GCVC is not responsible for any photographs, audio /video taken by third parties.

15. Privacy: I understand that the information I have provided is necessary for the objects of GCVC. I acknowledge and agree that the information will be disclosed by my State Affiliate to the Member State and AVF and will only be used for the objects of AVF, AVF general business and to provide me with membership services. I understand that I will be able to access my information through my State Affiliate and/or Member State. If the information is not provided my membership application may be rejected. I acknowledge that GCVC may also use my personal information for the purposes of providing me with promotional material from GCVC sponsors or third parties. I may advise GCVC if I do not wish to receive from GCVC any GCVC sponsors or third party’s promotional material.

16. Amending this document: This document cannot be amended. If I do amend it my application will be null and void. It cannot be accepted by GCVC

17. Changes to membership Terms and Conditions: Where required the Executive Committee of the GCVC reserves the right to change these Membership Terms and Conditions, If changes occur during a current membership period an updated copy of these Terms and Conditions will be distributed to all current members.

18. Declaration:

By submitting my application for membership, I agree that I have read, understood, acknowledge and agree to the above terms and conditions including the warning, exclusion of liability, release and indemnity. I acknowledge that if my application for membership is successful I will be entitled to all benefits, advantages, privileges and services of this membership.

As a registered member of GCVC I undertake at all times to represent myself in a way that will not bring myself, my registered association, GCVC or the sport of volleyball as a whole into disrepute. I accept that failing to abide by this determination could lead to sanction by one or more of the aforementioned bodies.

 (Where applicant is under 18yo) I, am the parent or guardian of the applicant. I expressly agree to be responsible for the applicant’s behaviour and agree to personally accept the conditions set out in this membership application and supporting GCVC policies.

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