Club policy on photographic images
Taking photographs of players, using web sites to publicise GAA activities and the recording of events, games, training and coaching sessions are normal daily activities within Clanna Gael Fontenoy, as they are within GAA clubs all over the country. It’s important that the Club can use such images to do justice to the array of sporting activities that take place under its domain but also the social and community spirit that is the hallmark of these activities.
At the same time, in undertaking such activities, the Club subscribes to the principles in the “Guidelines on the use of photographic images and maintaining web sites in GAA clubs” which form part of the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport:
Club coaches, mentors and designated volunteers are permitted to use photographic and video equipment as a legitimate coaching aid and as a means of communicating club activities and special events. However, care should be taken in the dissemination, storage and use of such material. Otherwise, parents and spectators who wish to take photographs or make recordings should first seek permission from the Club.
When used in the newsletter, web site or other club communications channels, all photographs and recordings should focus on the activity rather than a particular young person.
No personal details relating to the young person should be revealed as accompanying materials to the photograph or recorded image.
All children/young people featured in recordings should be appropriately dressed.
Where group and team photographs are taken, a player’s name should not be used to identify that player’s position in the photograph: that is, the photograph may appear with players’ names underneath but not in the order in which they appear in the photograph.
It is recognised that on certain occasions individual young people may receive recognition and may be presented with an award. When this happens in the case of an under-age player, certain levels of sensitivity and common sense are required and a balance should be drawn between the publication of a photograph of an individual, who may or may not be named, and the safety aspects of publication.
Any instances of the use of inappropriate images by the Club should be brought to the attention of the Club’s Children’s Officer.
Childrens Officer: Christina Deevy
Awareness of these guidelines will be promoted by the Club through our website, newsletter and other club communication channels and through the club’s player registration process.