3 weeks ago we launched a campaign to eliminate anti social behaviour from Headingley Carnegie with the aim of making our home the friendliest sports ground in the UK.
Three weeks ago we launched a campaign to eliminate anti social behaviour from Headingley Carnegie with the aim of making our home the friendliest sports ground in the country. Response We have had some fantastic responses from fans who have the good of the club at heart. They have informed us of potential hot spots and highlighted areas for improvement in our own stewarding operation. We have also had a number of fans supply us with photos and videos from their phone to identify trouble makers. This type of information is invaluable and helps us track down the culprits at future games, please keep it up. Strategies â€¢ We have implemented a stop and search programme at the turnstiles to prevent alcohol being brought into the ground. We appreciate everyone's understanding for any minor delay this may cause at the turnstile. â€¢ We are using plain clothed "spotters" in the crowd to identify trouble makers from previous games or on the night and have the ejected from the ground. The spotters have radios and can alert nearby stewards to evict trouble makers. â€¢ Photographs of banned supporters have been circulated to all supervisors, the use of the new CCTV system has produced some fantastic up close and clear images of trouble causers from earlier games this season, some have already been apprehended and banned, the others we will be catching up with in the very near future. â€¢ Juniors unaccompanied in the South Stand have been ejected from the ground. As all fans have been notified, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult in the South Stand, failure to do so can result in both the junior season ticket and the adult season ticket attached to that season ticket being revoked. â€¢ Under age drinking has been highlighted as a major issue. With that in mind, we will be continuing and reinforcing a scheme that all supporters who do not look over 21 will be asked to produce ID. If you are between 18 and 25 please make sure you bring ID with you to the game if you want to purchase alcohol. There have been disturbing reports of adults buying alcohol for minors, anyone found doing this will be ejected from the ground and they are likely to have their season ticket revoked. â€¢ To help fans keep the club informed of anti social behaviour at Headingley Carnegie, we have set up a dedicated PROUD TEXT number that you can discretely and anonymously text from the stand to let us know of any problems. The number is 07500 312832, simply text a message saying where exactly in the ground you are and what the incident is and we can zoom in with the CCTV cameras to check it out and if necessary send in stewards to resolve the problem. Programme the number into your phone now under PROUD and then if you see an incident on a match night you can let us know about it. Please do not phone this number as it is designed to receive texts only and we will not store your number or contact you to protect your anonymity. â€¢ Anyone banned from the stadium, has been banned from all events at Headingley Carnegie. This includes all Cup and Play Off games plus Yorkshire CCC games, One Day internationals and Test Matches. If someone breaks a banning order, they will be committing trespass and the matter will be passed onto the Police and an increased or life ban will be imposed automatically without appeal. ResultsAt the Bradford game, the following actions took place: â€¢ One male youth was arrested after he was removed for urinating in the female toilets. He then became abusive towards police officers outside the ground and was therefore arrested. â€¢ One youth was ejected for foul and abusive language towards staff and public. â€¢ Two males were removed for instigating a fight in the South Stand. â€¢ One youth was ejected for fighting and subsequently received a two year ban. At the Wigan game, the following actions took place: â€¢ Pitch incursion by a Wigan fan who was identified and issued with a life ban from Headingley Carnegie for all sporting events, his details were passed to Wigan and the RFL with the request to extent this ban to the JJB Stadium and all Test match, Challenge Cup, Grand Final and World Club Challenge fixtures. â€¢ Two youths identified as involved in trouble at Bradford game were ejected from the ground and subsequently received two year bans. â€¢ Five minors asked to leave as they were under 16 and without an adult, parents notified â€¢ Two adults removed from Main Stand for verbal abusive language â€¢ Youth ejected for under age drinking. â€¢ An adult was ejected from the ground after being caught urinating at the back of the South Stand. At the Warrington game, the following actions took place: â€¢ Three adults were ejected from the Carnegie Stand for being drunk and abusive â€¢ A student was refused entry with the belief that he was under the influence of drugs â€¢ A group of young children were turned away from the South Stand after being dropped off by their father who then tried to leave the ground to return to a local pub. The accompanied junior rule, which he knew all about, was explained to him, and he took the children away with him as he did not intend to watch the game.