Alcohol at games (including juniors)
Ok time for me to get on my very well used soapbox again...
Alcohol at games....I will be the first to admit I have enjoyed the occasional beer at a 6ers game, until I found myself in the area where a drunken mob caused all sorts of problems a few years back.
I then asked myself why people cant go 3 hours at a sporting event without finding the need to get sloshed, or the need for a bevvy at all.
Then another thread mentioning about people keeping the bar ticking over at junior games really got me thinking...
Why would people drink at a juniors match?? Why would clubs even support this? Yes I know every club needs every potential $ they can get their hands on, but surely there is a moral and social responsibility at play here as well??
Why do we, in general, as a sporting community, think it's acceptable for John Smith to drink on while John or Suzie Smith are playing their Under 14's (or any other junior) game on a Friday night, then get behind the wheel of their car with John or Suzie sitting in the car as well?
Yeah I know Friday night is time to unwind for the weekend, after a long week at work, but surely if you want to unwind with a bevvy or 3, it can wait till the car si safely in the driveway, and the kids are off doing whatever at home??
Do the clubs open the bar on a Saturday morning for junior games then? What about for Sunday trainings?
Also, what message does it send our kids??
Dad (or Mum) drinks at the game and then drives home, so why can't I drink and then get behind the wheel after a game when I get my licence?
I appreciate that most people wont agree with my point, but hey, thats what a forum is for, an expressing of opinions. A few people might agree with me, just we have a REAL issue with underage drinking already, and to think we serve booze during junior matches concerns me.