Member Protection

All clubs, associations and referee branches are required to have a person in the position of Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). An MPIO is responsible for providing information and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern. They can also provide information and advice to sport administrators and complaint handlers with regard to the Member Protection Policy of that sport. 

What is the role of the MPIO?
 Listen
 Act as an impartial support person
 Provide information about discrimination, harassment and child abuse
 Provide information about the Member Protection Policy and options available to resolve a complaint 
 Provide information about relevant laws and the right to complain externally
 Discuss possible strategies an individual can use to deal directly with the other person 
 Provide contact details for counselling or other referrals as appropriate or as requested.

What doesn’t the MPIO do?
 Advocate
 Intervene 
 Take sides or judge 
 Investigate 
 Give advice 
 Breach confidentiality.

Wodonga Diamonds supports the role of the MPIO as an important and integral part of the overall process to assist in keeping our children safe.

Who to contact:
Wodonga Diamonds current has two MPIOs available to members…

Lee Haddow  -  0424 145 671
Wendy Hilton -  0411 046 424

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All team members have police checks and varied community service backgrounds and are registered as club volunteers.
Privacy and confidentiality of members is respected in the receipt and handling of issues or complaints. 
Please contact any of the above individuals if you have any concerns, have observed inappropriate behaviour, child well-being issues, unsportsmanlike issues, etc.

For further information about member protection please visit the Play by the Rules website

Working with Children Checks
Other ways our Club and the Albury Wodonga Football Association (AWFA) assist to ensure the safety of our children is by enforcing the mandatory requirement that all coaches, managers and committee members have Working with Children Checks completed in both NSW and Vic.

Contact Details

Wodonga Diamonds Football Club
Diamonds on La Trobe, University Drive, Wodonga VIC 3690
Postal: PO Box 147, Wodonga VIC 3689
 
General Enquiries Phone
Darin Fitzsimmons, President
Phone: 0417 682 209
Email: president@wodongadiamondsfc.com.au

Gary Holt, Secretary
Phone: 0417 596 784
Email: secretary@wodongadiamondsfc.com.au