A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) provides information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to an individual making a complaint in sport. They can also assist sport administrators and complaint handlers on Member Protection Policy. MPIOs are impartial and don’t mediate or investigate complaints.

Capital Football’s Member Protection Information Officer can be contacted via email or on 02 6260 4000.

All clubs associated with Capital Football are required to have a Member Protection Information Officer. This position is usually a voluntary position, and the Officer is required to register as a Volunteer through the Play Football registration system.


National Member Protection Framework
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Working with Vulnerable People Overview
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Play By the Rules - Child Protection Course
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Play By the Rules - Harassment & Discrimination Course
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Play By the Rules - MPIO Course
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Play By the Rules - Complaint Handling Course
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Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing. It produces online resources, tools and apps which aim to reduce the incidence of mental illness and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.

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Sports Chaplaincy

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