According the the GHRRA, integrity is paramount and both Industry and Public perception demands that a Steward must be perceived to be “beyond any reason for possible concern”.
Accordingly, the GHRRA has resolved as follows :
- Effective 1 July 2009, applicable licensed persons will not be permitted to undertake the role of a Club Steward.
- This initiative will only affect newly appointed Stewards and a listing of licensees affected by this decision is detailed below. Existing Club Stewards will be exempt from this ruling and permitted to continue present duties as a Club Steward.
- The Authority will provide an education process to ensure Club Stewards are aware of their responsibilities. A Club Stewards’ Manual has been distributed to all NSW Club Stewards.
- No licensed person is permitted to perform a regulatory function for any race at a NSW Greyhound meeting if he/she has a Greyhound entered in that race.
Licensees affected by the decision are Owners, Owner/Trainers and licensed Attendants.