Drug and Alcohol Policy

INTRODUCTION
The illegal use of drugs and the abuse of prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, and alcohol are prohibited for participants of PRIMAL Ultimate Club Inc (PUC) sanctioned events. Substance abuse can lead to on-field injuries, alienation of fans and sponsors plus personal hardship.
With this in mind, PUC has taken a stance of ‘Zero Tolerance’ to substance abuse in all its sanctioned events.
Players suspected of substance abuse during PUC events will be asked to cease participation immediately. For a player to be suspected of substance abuse there has to be reasonable cause. Evidence of substance abuse has to be observed by two (2) PUC committee members and one (1) player before action is taken.
The onus is on the suspected player to prove that they are not at fault. This can be done either at the event as long as two (2) executive and one (1) general committee member are present or as an appeal to the full PUC committee at a later date.

Sanctions
1st Violation (Informal)
1. Cease participation in the event immediately
2. Notification is sent to the suspected player as a warning.
3. A record is kept with PUC Secretary of the player’s violation and sanction level.
4. No further action is taken against the player
2nd Violation (Formal)
1. Cease participation in the event immediately
2. Notification is sent to the suspected player notifying them of their infraction and suspension period. The player will also receive a copy of the PUC 2010 Drug and Alcohol Policy.
3. A record is kept with PUC Secretary of the player’s violation and sanction level.
4. Two (2) week suspension from all PUC sanctioned events effective from the date of infraction.
5. Additionally the Western Australian Flying Disc Association is to be notified of the player’s violation.
3rd Violation
1. Cease participation in the event immediately
2. Notification is sent to the suspected player notifying them of their infraction and suspension period. The player will also receive a copy of the PUC 2010 Drug and Alcohol Policy.
3. A record is kept with PUC Secretary of the player’s violation and sanction level.
4. One (1) year suspension from all PUC sanctioned events effective from the date of infraction.
5. Additionally the Western Australian Flying Disc Association and the Australian Flying Disc Association will be notified of the player’s violation.