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Conditions of Use of Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD)
Sports Grounds for Athletic Training
1. The Hirer has to contact the officer-in-charge of the sports grounds for necessary arrangements seven working days before using the ground. Two copies of the programmes and details should be given to the officer-in-charge of the venue.
2.The Hirer shall not use the sports ground unless he produces the receipt and his identification document (e.g. HKID card, etc.) for verification and registration at the office of the sports ground.
3.The Hirer has to complete a loan form before borrowing any sports equipment.

All users shall immediately vacate the sports ground when the session ends.

5.Two throwing events, such as Javelin and Shot Put, shall not take place simultaneously in the field.
6.At least one person is required to be responsible to take charge of each event. The name of this person should be made known to the officer-in-charge of the venue.
7.One teacher or an instructor qualified for providing training in athletics is required to be the overall in charge of all the activities and their related safety during the session.
8.The leaders or persons responsible for discipline must be easily identified by wearing armbands or coloured hats.
9.The entire area of the sports ground must be kept clean and free of refuse.
10.The Department may close the sports ground if -
(a) tropical cyclone signal no. 8 or above and Rainstorm Black Warning is hoisted;
(b)the sports ground is considered not suitable for use;
(c)operationally expedient to do so; or
(d)inclement weather is imminent.
11.The Hirer should ensure that every person entering the sports ground for training is a member of his organization.
12.Except with the approval of the Department, the Hirer shall not be permitted to impose any charges of whatever nature on any person for using the venue.
13.The booking of one Hirer is not allowed to be transferred to another person.
14.During the period of hire, the Hirer shall be responsible for maintaining the discipline and order of the participants.
15.No food, drink or glassware shall be brought into the track or the grass pitch.
16.Eating, drinking or smoking in the track or the grass pitch is prohibited.
17.Sharp or hard objects must not be allowed to drag upon the track surface. Athletes shall not drag spike shoes along the track surface.
18.Only ______ mm* blunt spikes or rubber shoes are allowed on the track. Persons wearing shoes with longer spikes shall be refused from entering the track. (*subject to the type of track surface)
19.Shoes stained with mud are not allowed on the track.
20.Use of liquid petroleum products on the track is strictly prohibited.
21.All decorations, banners, signs, etc with or without advertising nature will not be allowed to be displayed within the ground unless prior approval has been obtained from the Department.
22.The Hirer shall ensure that the noise level in the sports ground should be kept at a reasonably low level so as to avoid causing any unnecessary disturbance to the people in the neighbouring area. The Hirer shall indemnify the Department and keep the Department fully indemnified against all claims and liabilities arising by reason of any noise nuisance generated from the sports ground during the hiring time allocated to him.
(a)The Department may, whenever such need arises, cancel any booking;
(b)Upon cancellation of the booking by the Department, the Hirer shall within 30 days from the date of the cancelled session contact the booking office for reallocation of an alternative session;
(c)Where the Department cannot arrange for an alternative session within 60 days from the date of the cancelled session, the hire charges (if already paid) will be refunded without interest to the Hirer;
(d)The Department shall not be responsible for any expenses, losses or damages caused to the Hirer or any person as a direct or indirect result of the cancellation of the booking by the Department.
24.The Department shall not be liable to pay damage or compensation as a result of the damage to properties, death of or injury to or illness suffered by the hirer or user, his/her servants or agents resulting from any cause arising from the hire or use of the sports ground and the facilities thereon.
25. The hirer or user shall indemnify the Department and keep the Department fully and effectively indemnified against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, charges, expenses, liabilities, demands, proceedings and actions which the Department may sustain or incur or which may be brought or established against it by any person and which in any case arises out of or in relation to the hire or the use of the sports ground and the facilities thereon by the hirer or user by reason of -
(a)the negligence, recklessness or wilful misconduct of the hirer or user to their agents;
(b)the breach of the non-performance or non-observance of any of the warranties and undertakings, obligations or conditions by the hirer or user of their agents; or
(c)any default, unauthorized act or omission of the hire or user or their agents.
26.All users shall comply with the Pleasure Grounds Regulation and other regulations in force.
27.The Department may remove any person from the sports ground if he is in breach of the "General Conditions of Use of Leisure and Cultural Services Department Sports Grounds for Athletic Training", the Pleasure Grounds Regulation or other regulations in force.
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