To ensure all YFC members, as well as residents and holidaymakers, have an enjoyable weekend, please take note of the following behaviour guidelines. This guide advises members to avoid incidents that could damage the good name of the YFC organisation.
By purchasing a package for the event, you are agreeing to abide by the standards of personal behaviour. Positive behaviour needs to start en route to Blackpool – when travelling in groups on public transport, YFC members are ambassadors for the Federation and are responsible for how they, their club, county and the national Federation are perceived. When on buses/coaches please be considerate to all users of the service stations and when travelling by rail – always be considerate to all passengers on the train. Do not drink alcohol whilst travelling.
Antisocial behaviour or causing offence will not be tolerated. This behaviour causes damage to your personal reputation and that of your YFC, County Federation as well as the NFYFC.
Remember, smartphones are now commonplace and the ability for people to record and share antisocial behaviour can be done very quickly and easily. CCTV is everywhere. Remember you are being observed at all times and the police can use powers of arrest. NFYFC works closely with the authorities, including the police (town centre, road travel), the British Transport Police (rail travel), bus companies, local authorities etc - and NFYFC will have access to CCTV footage. YFC members exhibiting antisocial behaviour or causing offence will have their YFC membership revoked.
The following points are examples of major areas of concern for the police and other authorities. They may consider it necessary to take appropriate action, plus remove a wristband from a YFC member and inform the convention organisers.
Wristbands MAY NOT BE RE-ISSUED under the following circumstances:
- Throwing beer, alcohol or other liquids.
- Club shirts bearing offensive wording or graphics.
- Offensive behaviour, including abusive language, streaking and nudity and intimidation towards members of the public, YFC members, and parents/supporters of other teams.
- Condoning physical violence by not revealing prior knowledge or not taking action to seek appropriate help.
- Physical violence.
- Vandalism/wilful damage to any property or equipment.
- Drug and/or alcohol abuse – a policy on drug and alcohol use and abuse is available from NFYFC.
THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE.
WRISTBANDS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF NFYFC. IF YOUR WRISTBAND IS REMOVED BY A SECURITY GUARD OR A POLICE OFFICER YOU MAY
NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUY ANOTHER, AND WILL BE BARRED FROM THE VENUE.
If you lose your wristband and want a replacement, you will have to pay the full price. If you return your own broken wristband and pass a database ID check, you may buy a replacement for £5.
In case of emergencies, please contact 07823 884 659